Bullet causes victim to not cooperate with shooting investigation

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The 32-year-old man who was shot on Main Street early Sunday morning has been described as “reluctant to participate in the investigation and prosecution,” according to the City of Poughkeepsie Police.

Police responded to 911 calls at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 16, reporting that a man had been shot near the intersection of North Clover and Main Streets.  Responding officers located the 32-year-old victim alert and conscious on the sidewalk in front of 96 Main Street, with a bullet wound to his torso.

Mid-Hudson News has learned the identity of the victim who was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening wounds is Michael Henry.

Sources told Mid-Hudson News that the shooting had occurred in the parking lot of 110 Main Street, across the intersection from where he was found.  Police recovered evidence from the parking lot that confirmed the information provided to Mid-Hudson News.

City of Poughkeepsie Police Detective Lieutenant Matt Clark said on Monday that “The victim and potential witnesses were reluctant to participate in the investigation and prosecution of this crime at the time of the incident.”

The police investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should call the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s confidential TIPS line at 845-451-7577.