Man shot dead in city of Poughkeepsie; admitted gunman claims self-defense, is free for now

Daily Freeman-1 year before

Police said a 911 caller reported at 12:08 p.m. that he had just shot a man on Morgan Avenue in the city. When officers arrived, they found a man lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooting victim, whose name was not immediately provided, was pronounced dead at a hospital at 12:58 p.m., police said.

Police said a handgun was recovered from underneath the shooting victim and that the admitted shooter, a 24-year-old Poughkeepsie resident, gave police the gun he said he used in the killing.

The man was brought to the city police station, conferred a public defender and later was released pending a grand jury investigation, police said.

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