An Orange County man was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Newburgh teen.

On Aug. 30, 18-year-old Keyshan Gayle was hit with a single bullet in the City of Newburgh, as he stood near a deli that is a very popular hangout spot for Newburgh Free Academy students.

Gayle was pronounced dead shortly after at St. Lukes Hospital. The New Windsor teen graduated high school just months before the fatal shooting and was preparing to start college.

On Wednesday, 22-year-old Tyler Castro for Newburgh was charged with second-degree murder, in connection with Gayle’s death. Police did not say how their investigation led them to the arrest.

We must stop burying our children,” stated Representative Sean Patrick Maloney after the fatal shooting. “I am absolutely horrified that another promising young person has been taken from us too soon. “He was poised to open the next chapter of his young life, but he has been robbed of his future.”

Maloney and Gayle’s mother, Jennifer Bediako, and many others are calling for federal funding for the City of Newburgh to receive new gunshot detection technology.

“My promise is to not stop until every street in Newburgh is safe for our children,” Jennifer Bediako said at a rally for Shot Spotter Technology. “Although my son is lost, we may be able to save the lives of other children by getting technology that will make our streets safer.”

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