Newburgh man guilty of attempted murder in shootout

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GOSHEN – A Newburgh man faces up to 25 years in state prison when sentenced in September on an attempted murder charge.

Lavelle Stackhouse, 25, was convicted following a bench trial in Orange County Court on Wednesday in connection with the shooting of a man in the middle of the day on William Street in the City of Newburgh.

The man that Stackhouse was shooting at, Joshua Hendricks, 22, of Newburgh, pled guilty on March 2 to criminal possession of a weapon for his role in the shootout.

Stackhouse was convicted on attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, and reckless endangerment.

As proven at trial, Stackhouse approached Hendrick on the street, pulled out a gun and fired at Hendrick, shooting him in the torso and leg.

Hendrick pulled out a gun and returned fire at Stackhouse as Stackhouse ran down the street.

Another person was shot in the shoulder during the incident, all of which was captured on video.

Stackhouse fled the scene and now not located and apprehended until Wednesday with the assistance of the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force.

Newburgh City Police were assisted in the investigation by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, US Marshals, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.