By Mark Gerlach
Devin Isaac, 17, of the City of Newburgh was found by police in Staten Island and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the August shooting of Deandric Little.
Little, 29, of the Town of Newburgh was fatally shot at the corner of South and Chambers streets on Aug. 1. He was admitted to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s emergency room on Dubois Street in Newburgh and transferred to Westchester Medical Center, where he died from the injury.
Isaac was arraigned on the murder charge in city court on Sept. 28. He pleaded not guilty. The case was transferred to a higher court. An upcoming court date was unknown as of press time Thursday, although he’s still scheduled to attend a city court date on Oct. 4, according to Orange County Jail where he’s being held without bail.
The City of Newburgh Police Department, state police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident. Their investigation pointed to Isaac as a suspect in the shooting, police said. After obtaining an arrest warrant on a charge of murder in the second degree, Isaac was captured on Sept. 22 by the New York City Police Department in Staten Island.
He allegedly possessed a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest. Police couldn’t confirm if the handgun is the same one used in the shooting. Isaac faces felony weapons charges in New York City.
In the city police statement, it was highlighted that a criminal charge is an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty after a fair trial.