Police say a 31-year-old man was shot and killed at a Kingston apartment complex on Tuesday evening. The Feb. 11 homicide is the third in the city since last October, when Daniel Thomas Jr. was gunned down near the corner of Prospect and Cedar streets.
According to police, officers were called to Sheehan Court — a road that runs through the Kingston Housing Authority’s Colonial Village apartment complex — around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found Ashley Stephan Dixon of Green Street suffering from gunshot wounds. Dixon was transported to HealthAlliance Hospital’s Broadway Campus, where he was pronounced dead.
Dixon’s was the third homicide in Kingston since Oct. 24, 2019. On that day, Daniel Thomas Jr., 27, was shot and killed on the corner of Cedar and Prospect streets. That case remains unsolved. One week later, on Nov. 1, 2019, Myron T. Moye, 36, was killed in a break-in at his home on West O’Reilly Street. Police are still seeking three suspects who were seen fleeing the scene.
In addition to those homicides, police are still seeking a suspect in the Dec. 29, 2019 non-fatal shooting of a man on Franklin Street and a Jan. 26 incident where an unknown suspect fired three shots at a group of people standing near a vehicle in the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts shop on Broadway. Police have declined to say whether they believe any of the incidents are related, or comment on the ongoing investigations.
The spike in gun violence is not confined to city limits. Ulster County sheriff’s investigators are seeking suspects in a robbery and shooting that occurred Feb. 7 at the Dutcher trailer park on Salem Street in Port Ewen. In that incident, deputies said, three masked men with guns confronted two residents of the trailer park — an adult and a juvenile — outside their home and demanded property. In the ensuing struggle, the adult victim suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder. They were taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, where they were treated and released. Police believe the assailants targeted the adult victim in the incident.
Anyone with any information on the city homicides is encouraged to contact the Kingston Police Department at (845) 331-1671. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the Submit A Tip app available on the KPD’s Facebook page. Anyone with information on the Esopus shooting is asked to contact the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office at (845) 338-3640.