Progress difficult in Kingston shooting probe

Kingston police say a lack of cooperation from witnesses is hampering the investigation into the shooting death of a 27-year-old Kingston man on a Midtown street last week.

According to police, the shooting occurred around 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 near the corner of Prospect and Cedar streets. Daniel Thomas was shot once in the face by an unknown assailant. Police say the mortally wounded Thomas ran to a friend’s house at 17 Prospect St., where he collapsed. Residents of the house called 911. Thomas was transported to HealthAlliance Hospital’s Broadway Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

On Monday, four days after the shooting, police say their investigation has been stymied by a lack of cooperating witnesses. KPD Lt. Thierry Croizer said evidence recovered during the investigation led police to believe there were several witnesses to the shooting, but no one has come forward with a firsthand account of the shooting.


“People are telling us what they heard on the street,” said Croizer. “But no one is telling us what they saw.”

Anyone with information on the murder is asked to contact Kingston police at (845) 331-1671. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the TipLine at (845) 331-9944. Anonymous tips can also be sent by text using the Submit-A-Tip app available on the KPD’s Facebook page.