Arrest made in bar parking lot shooting

Police officer stands guard following parking lot shooting

NEWBURGH – Police in the Town of Newburgh have made an arrest in the bar parking lot shooting of another man late Friday night.

Michael Taback, 40, of the Town of Newburgh was charged with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting a 36-year-old man in the leg.

Police said a verbal argument between the two men inside the Golden Rail Ale House spilled out into the parking lot around 11:30 p.m. when Taback pulled a gun and pistol-whipped the victim before shooting him in the leg.

When police arrived, they found the victim bleeding profusely. First aid was administered, and he was rushed to the hospital.

A short time later, Taback and a female companion were located nearby and a weapon, believed to be the one used in the shooting, was recovered.

Taback was arraigned and remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

Taback is a sergeant in the Tuxedo Park Police Department but has been out since 2019 after being struck by a drunk driver.  He is currently on workers’ compensation and has a page set up to raise money for costs associated with the accident.



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