A man wanted for questioning in a shooting incident was killed following a struggle with officers in the City of Newburgh

On March 27, at approximately 5:00 p.m. City of Newburgh police officers approached an individual in the area of 40 William Street who was wanted for questioning in a shooting incident that occurred on March 26, in the area of Benkard Avenue and William Street.

When officers approached the individual he displayed a silver handgun. A struggle ensued and the handgun discharged and multiple officers returned fire. The officers were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect was brought to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is being conducted as a joint investigation with the New York State Police and the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Listen to Smitty in the Afternoon weekdays from 2PM to 7PM on 101.5 WPDH. Stream us live through the website, Alexa-enabled device, Google Home or the WPDH mobile app.

Read more: