Hudson Valley Teen Pleads Guilty in Fatal Shooting
A teen who fled to New York City after fatally shooting a man pleaded guilty.
On Thursday in Orange County Court, 18-year-old Devin Issac of Newburgh pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the killing of a man in the City of Newburgh.
On August 1 2016, Deandric M. Little and another man got into a brief argument, with Isaac nearby. At the end of that argument, the other man told Isaac to shoot Little. Issac shot the unarmed victim once in the torso.
Little was driven to the hospital, although he was able to walk into the hospital on his own, he later died from the gunshot wound.
“Senseless shootings destroy communities,” District Attorney David Hoovler said in a press release. “The City of Newburgh is no exception to that rule. Law enforcement is making progress in combating violence in Newburgh, but there is still a long way to go. We cannot tolerate acts of violence committed by people who use them to settle petty disputes.”
After the shooting, Isaac fled the area. Three weeks later he was found in Staten Island in possession of a gun.
Isaac’s prison sentence is expected to run consecutively to a sentence on an unrelated gun charge against him in Staten Island.
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