A Newburgh man is heading to prison for shooting from an illegally possessed gun. On Thursday in Orange County Court, Antonio Harriott, 27, of Newburgh was sentenced to 13 years in prison for firing an illegally owned gun in the air during a street confrontation in the City of Newburgh in August 2017.

“The community will be safer during the more than one decade that this defendant is in prison,” Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said. “We cannot tolerate those who illegally carry handguns on our city streets, much less those who engage in reckless gunplay to settle disputes."

At the trial, prosecutors argued that on August 4, 2017, Harriott and another man were involved in a verbal confrontation with others on Lander Street in the City of Newburgh.

Prosecutors said that during the confrontation Harriott pulled out a semiautomatic handgun which he fired in the air.

Police recovered a .380 caliber shell casing from the scene but never recovered the actual weapon.

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