The City of Newburgh Police arrested two men and recovered two guns in connection with shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, department officials announced today.
The arrests were culminated from an investigation into two shootings around the same time at approximately 1:00 a.m. on July 5, 2022. Police were notified of both shootings by ShotSpotter, a series of electronic devices throughout the city designed to detect gunfire.
Police responded to the first incident on North Miller Street and recovered several live .40 caliber and .45 caliber rounds of ammunition. In addition, they discovered 20 shell casings consisting of .40 caliber, .45 caliber, and 9mm shells at the scene.
After canvassing the area, officers determined there was a second crime scene a few houses away. Police recovered another 22 shell casings from a 9mm weapon.
While officers were processing the first two crime scenes, they were alerted to another ShotSpotter notification on Farrington Street, located two blocks away. Police responded and located two shell casings. They also found a vehicle that was struck by gunfire.
While officers processed all three scenes, they located two loaded firearms: A Hi-Point .45 semi-automatic firearm and a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver.
Following an investigation, police arrested two suspects involved with the incident on Friday.
Deandre Peacock, age 22, and Deon Patterson, age 21, both of the City of Newburgh, were arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree.
Police are looking for any witnesses who have been in the area at the time of these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call the City of Newburgh Police Department at (845) 569-7905. Callers can remain anonymous.