Two men in custody after Clermont shooting that resulted in manhunt

CLERMONT – A shooting on Woods Road in Clermont on Friday resulted in one man being injured and forced two school districts, Germantown and Red Hook, into a lockout while police searched for the suspect.  The incident occurred Friday morning.
State Police have arrested Tremaine Harris, age 21, of Ghent, in Columbia County, on felony charges of attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and three counts of reckless endangerment.
The investigation determined Tremaine Harris specifically targeted and attempted to murder the owner of a private estate on Woods Road by shooting a 12 gauge shotgun at the man several times, striking him in the leg.  Several additional estate employees were in the vicinity of the victim as Tremaine opened fire.
The injuries sustained by the victim are believed to be non-life-threatening, according to state police.
After shooting the man, Tremaine fled the scene and was apprehended in the city of Hudson by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and members of the State Police.
Police obtained and executed a search warrant for the suspect’s residence on Friday afternoon and police located a Smith&Wesson 44 magnum revolver, a Smith&Wesson .380 Bodyguard semiautomatic handgun, both stolen, and a Smith&Wesson Model 36 revolver.  All of the weapons were illegally possessed by Terrence  Harris, age 42.
Terrence Harris was arrested on three felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and two felony counts of criminal possession of stolen property.
Tremaine and Terrence Harris were arraigned before the town of Clermont Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail.
Preliminary hearings for both men are scheduled for June 15, 2022.

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