Arrest made in Monticello homicide



MONTICELLO – Village Police in Monticello have made an arrest
in the shooting death of a man in a in a residence at 62 Park Avenue on
Tuesday afternoon. A dispute between the two men stemmed from a domestic
situation, police said.

When officers were called to the scene, they found Juan Medina, 28, of
Brooklyn dead in the doorway. Witnesses reported seeing a man approach
Media and fire an undetermined number of gunshots toward him as he stood
outside the multi-residence building.

Investigation led to the arrest of Carlos Serrano Valentine, 24, of Terry
Lane in Monticello. He was taken into custody without incident at the
apartment of an acquaintance on Terry Lane. He was charged with murder,
arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail without bail.

Assisting Monticello Police were the Sullivan County District Attorney’s
Office, State Police and BCI, Sate Police BCI, Liberty Police and state
Environmental Conservation Police.

Anyone with information is urged to call Monticello Police at 845-794-4422
or the Sullivan County DA’s office at 845-794-3344.

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