KINGSTON – Two Kingston men have been arrested and charged with armed assault following a shooting just before 11 p.m. on Friday at Rondout Gardens.
An 18-year-old man had been shot in the leg during the incident.
Investigation led Kingston City Police to arrest Darren Miles, 25, and Tristyn Zeko, 21, charging Miles with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, and Zeko with criminal possession of a weapon.
The victim was treated at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus and released. Police said he was uncooperative during the investigation, but police were able to identify Miles and Zeko as being responsible for the shooting.
Two firearms were recovered including the gun believed to have been used in the shooting.
The motive for the crime remains under investigation.
Zeko was processed and released on an appearance ticket. Miles was processed, arraigned and released to return at a later date.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call Kingston Police at 845-331-1671 or call the tip line anonymously at 845-331-4499.
Kingston Police were assisted by the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Ulster and State Police.