Wednesday, November 30, 2022

City of Newburgh Man Sentenced in Two Attempted Murders

A City of Newburgh man is heading to prison this afternoon for seriously injuring two people when he allegedly shot them with the intention of killing them.

On July 13, 2021, at approximately 11:15 am, 20 year-old Danny Flores-Garcia was in the vicinity of 88 Benkard Avenue in the City of Newburgh when police busted him with a loaded and defaced Ruger pistol. The serial number of the weapon had been removed, which is often done to prevent law enforcement from tracing where the gun had last been possessed legally.

On September 17, 2021, at approximately 2:40 am, Flores-Garcia reportedly shot three people in the area of 69 Mill Street. He admitted that he was trying to kill two of the people. He further admitted to shooting and seriously injuring them. He also conceded that he shot and injured a third person.

Flores-Garcia pleaded guilty to two counts of Attempted Murder in the 2nd degree; Assault in the 2nd degree; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree.

During today’s court appearance, Flores-Garcia was issued a total sentence of 15 years in the state penitentiary plus five additional years of post-release supervision.

Orange County District Attorney Hoovler praised the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation of the case and the arrest of Flores-Garcia.

“This defendant’s conduct was incredibly violent and dangerous and he deserves the sentence that was imposed,” said Hoovler. “While thankfully no one was killed by this defendant’s criminal actions, the lives of his victims were forever altered. My Office will continue to seek significant state prison sentences for those who possess and use dangerous, illegal weapons in acts of violence.”

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