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Shooting in the Village of Tivoli

Published: 2/12/2020

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Lieutenant Shawn Castano

Tivoli, NY – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 17-year old male from Cairo, NY on charges of Assault 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree, both class B felonies, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, a class C felony.

On February 11, 2020 at approximately 8:36pm, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting on Clay Hill Road in the Village of Tivoli. Arriving deputies located a 20-year old male resident from Red Hook, NY with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Tivoli Rescue, assisted by Northern Dutchess Paramedics, transported the victim to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for serious injuries.

The investigation spanned into Columbia County and ultimately into Greene County where Sheriff’s Detectives took the suspect into custody without incident. The investigation indicates that this incident was not a random act of violence.

The suspect was arraigned before Hon. Frank Mora in the City of Poughkeepsie Court and was remanded to Woodfield Secure Cottage in Valhalla, NY in lieu of $150,000 cash/$300,000 bond pending future court appearance.

Due to the ongoing criminal investigation and the ages of the subjects involved, names are not being released at this time. If anyone has information about this case, they are urged to contact Detective Stephen Slattery at 845-486-3864. Information can also be provided via the Sheriff’s Office tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or and all information will be kept confidential.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Red Hook Police, City of Hudson Police, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office.

As with any criminal case, the charge described above is merely an accusation and the individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.