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City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

Man Arrested for Shooting at Housing Complex

On Wednesday April 17th, 2013 at 4:07p.m. the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department received several calls reporting shots fired in the Delafield Street Housing Complex, 109 Delafield Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. Officers responded and interviewed witnesses who were in the area at the time. Police obtained a description and direction of travel of the lone suspect who had fire several gun shots into a crowded courtyard then fled the area on foot. Officers saturated the area and a short time later located a subject fitting the description given. The subject was identified as ALTON R. JOHNSON, an 18 year old City of Poughkeepsie resident. A semi-automatic handgun was recovered in area. The subject was taken into custody and brought to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Headquarters. After completing the investigation, Alton Johnson was arrested and charged with the following; Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, a C/Felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd, a D/Felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th, a D/Felony, and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st, a D/Felony. No injuries were reported.

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Date: 10:28:49 AM 04/18/2013 CDT

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