A 17-year old is facing multiple felonies following a "shots fired" incident in the City of Newburgh.

On April, 12 at approximately 12:00 a.m. City of Newburgh officer responded to the area of North Miller and South Streets for a Shot Spotter Activation.

While officers were checking the neighborhood, they began to more gunfire in the area of Gidney Avenue and Chambers Street.

One officer observed a male in a black hooded sweatshirt holding a black handgun. As the officer approached the male, the male began to run. Officers gave chase and were able to catch the male and take him into custody without incident.

A Phoenix Arms .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun was recovered as it fell out of his pocket. He was also in possession a small amount of crack cocaine.

Quasim K. Blamoville,17 of Newburgh was charged with criminal possession of a weapon second-degree (felony), reckless endangerment (felony), criminal possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest.

 

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