NEWBURGH, N.Y. – A Newburgh man pleaded guilty on Friday to homicide and weapons charges in connection with a fatal shooting that took place on Hasbrouck Street in March, according to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.
Fabian Corley, 25, admitted to shooting the male victim in the back with an illegal hand gun outside of his home on March 7. Corley had just completed a drug deal with another man when the victim approached him carrying what appeared to be a handgun, the District Attorney said.
The victim then turned and ran before Corley shot him. Subsequent investigation revealed the victim was carrying a pellet gun that closely resembled a hand gun. Corley told officials he was not acting in self-defense when he shot the victim, the District Attorney said.
“Narcotics trafficking invariably leads to violence,” Hoovler said in a statement. “Too many young people have lost their lives due to narcotics, as well as to the violence associated with narcotics. No family should have to grieve for the loss of a loved one killed due to gun violence."
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