Newburgh man dies after sustaining gunshot to leg

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NEWBURGH – Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 22-year-old Newburgh man, who was shot in the leg Friday night and later died at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

Omari Edwards

Omari Edwards was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle around 11:15 p.m. on March 12.

Police said the incident has not yet been determined to be a homicide. According to a relative of Edwards, he had a gun in his waistband that accidentally discharged shooting him in the leg and severing an artery resulting in his death.

Outside the hospital when Edwards was brought in several fights broke out and two men were arrested.

Rayquan Bryant, 22, was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

Oliver Janvier, 23, was charged with obstructing governmental administration.