Police charge Newburgh man in murder of Keyshan Gayle

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Gayle at his graduation
from NFA last June

Castro – charged with
Gayle’s murder

NEWBURGH – Police believe they have solved the murder of Keyshan Gayle, 18, the New Windsor man who was shot late on August 30 outside a deli at the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Third Street in Newburgh.
Authorities arrested Tyler Castro, 22, of Newburgh yesterday (October 12) and charged him with murder in the shooting death of Gayle.
Gayle’s mother, Jennifer Bediako, was “overwhelmed” when she heard the news of the arrest.
“I was thanking God; I knew this day would come and I just had to be patient and wait for it,” she told Mid-Hudson News.
The death of the recent Newburgh Free Academy graduate prompted a firestorm of community protest about street lights and police cameras that were not working in that neighborhood as well as others in Newburgh.
Schenekwa McNeil, the mother of Keyshan’s best friend, started a petition drive calling for the street lights and cameras to be repaired. Had they been working, there may have been a different outcome, she said.
“I felt that this person was too comfortable and he maybe would have thought twice had there been a bright light and that he knew the camera was working,” said McNeil.
Newburgh City Police, the State Police Major Crimes Unit and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigated the case.