By Mark Gerlach
Questions still surround the shooting of 18-year-old Keyshan Gayle of New Windsor more than a week after his death.
Police have released few details about the incident, which occurred on Aug. 30. Gayle suffered a single gunshot wound to the back in the City of Newburgh near Fullerton Avenue and Third Street. Officers received a “shot fired” call at about 11:15 p.m. Gayle, who was found laying on the ground when police arrived, was taken to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s emergency room in Newburgh, where he was pronounced dead.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the City of Newburgh Police Department at 845-561-3131.
State police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office are helping city police with their investigation, a bulletin from the City of Newburgh Police Department said.
Gayle, born in 1998, graduated Newburgh Free Academy in June. “Keyshan’s vibrant sense of humor and his infectious smile made him the kind of person whose friendship everyone coveted,” his obituary said. “He had a naturally-respectful disposition that won over everyone he knew, and he often went out of his way to make others feel welcome and loved.”
To read the full article see the Friday, Sept. 9 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.