Hudson Valley Man Killed Near ‘Charming’ New York Bar on Easter
A Hudson Valley man was fatally shot on Easter outside a "neighborhood bar" that was recently called "charming." Police are hoping for help in finding the killer.
Man Fatally Shot Outside Bar in Dutchess County, NY
On Easter Sunday, April 17, around 3:56 a.m., the City of Poughkeepsie 911 received calls reporting a man was shot in front of 135 Mill Street in Poughkeepsie, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports.
135 Mill Street in Poughkeepsie is the site of Noah's Ark bar, according to Google. Noah's Ark is listed as a dive bar, pub, and sports bar on Yelp. It has 3.5 stars out of 5 on Yelp.
"This place is riddled with nicknacks and fascinating whatnots. It's a charming lil neighborhood bar," Gordon C. wrote while giving Noah's Ark 5 stars on Yelp.
Kat I. calls the bar a "longtime Poughkeepsie fixture," adding Noah's Ark offers "great taps, a delicious menu and fantastic specials."
Man Fatally Shot Outside Bar in Poughkeepsie, New York
On Sunday just before 4 a.m., officers from the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department arrived to find a 29-year-old man from the City of Poughkeepsie shot in the torso. He was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
Sadly, the unnamed man died from his injuries on Easter Sunday, according to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
"At the time of the shooting there were numerous people in the area; anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577," the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department stated in a press release.
The man's name was not released.
Man Fatally Shot Outside Noah's Ark in Poughkeepsie, NY
The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department also shared the press release on Facebook. One former customer was surprised to learn of violence outside the bar.
"There weren't shootings in front of Noah's in my day. Not even fist fights. This world has gotten so violent, no respect for human life," Sheree Levesque Gover wrote.
However, another customer said he stopped going to Noah's Ark following a shooting.
"I literally stopped going to that bar￼ in my late 20’s (almost 10 years ago) because somebody shot it up one night right after I was there," Tom Best said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.