DA announces charges in Newburgh shooting death

Posted 6/16/21

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Thursday, June 10, 2021, Joshua Williams, 31, of Newburgh, has been charged with crimes including Murder in the Second Degree. The …

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DA announces charges in Newburgh shooting death

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Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Thursday, June 10, 2021, Joshua Williams, 31, of Newburgh, has been charged with crimes including Murder in the Second Degree. The charges were filed in connection with the fatal shooting of a man on Liberty Street in the City of Newburgh on September 19, 2020. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the City of Newburgh Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Williams.

Williams is wanted on an Orange County Court Indictment Warrant charging him with Murder in the Second Degree, and related charges. It is alleged that Williams intentionally caused the death of Jaime Fincher by shooting him using a loaded firearm. It is also alleged that while discharging the firearm, Williams, under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life, recklessly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to others at the scene.

Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department, the New York State Police, Troop F, Major Crimes Unit, the Town of Newburgh Police Department, the Town of New Windsor Police Department, and the Village of Walden Police Department.

“Brazen gunplay in the streets of Orange County is intolerable and the tragic consequences of such conduct are laid bare in this case,” said Hoovler. “The commendable teamwork of the numerous law enforcement agencies who have been dedicated to this long-term investigation have ensured that justice delayed will not be justice denied. I thank all those agencies for coming together to bring this matter to justice. My office will seek to hold those responsible who demonstrate such a blatant disregard for human life and the safety of our community.”

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