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Kingston man with long record pleads guilty in shooting

Greene

KINGSTON – A Kingston man pled guilty in Ulster County Court on Monday, just before jury selection was to begin in connection with a shooting in which he was involved.

Kevin Greene, 33, pled guilty to criminal possession of a weapon admitting he illegally possessed a loaded handgun. Greene has four prior convictions for selling drugs and has a history of weapons possession.

He faces five to 15 years in state prison when sentenced in April.

The guilty plea stemmed from a shooting near the intersection of West Pierpont and Hone streets in the City of Kingston on June 5, 2018 at around 10 a.m. as a resident of Hone Street was calling 911 when her home was hit by bullets.

No one was injured in the shooting. A nearby school was placed in lockdown as a result of the incident as police searched for armed suspects.

Police located a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in Greene’s backyard. DNA found on the ammo in the gun matched his.

Investigators also found a spent cartridge outside Greene’s house that was analyzed and found to have been fired from the weapon.

Greene told police he was being shot at by two other people, but physical evidence recovered was linked to Greene’s gun.

“This was a potentially deadly situation which was quickly stopped by the teamwork of the Kingston Police Department, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, State Police and District Attorney’s Office,” said DA Holley Carnright. “The emergency response teams were on the scene immediately and were methodical in locating suspects and evidence while protecting people in the neighborhood from more gunfire.”

Carnright said the residents of the neighborhood “should be commended for their courage in coming forward so that this dangerous individual could be held accountable for his actions.”

 


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