GOSHEN – Devin Isaac, age 18, of Newburgh, was sentenced to eighteen years in prison and five years post-release supervision for having shot and killed a man after a verbal dispute, according to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler.
On July 27, 2017, Isaac pled guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree, in connection with the Aug. 1, 2016, killing of a man on a City of Newburgh street. Isaac’s prison sentence was ordered to run consecutively to a two year prison sentence he received on an unrelated gun charge in Staten Island.
According to Hoovler, on Aug. 1, 2017, on South Street in the City of Newburgh, the victim and another man got into a brief argument, with Isaac nearby. At the end of that argument, the third man told Isaac to shoot the victim, and Isaac shot the unarmed victim once in the torso. The victim was driven to the hospital by another person, and although the victim walked into the hospital on his own, he later died from the gunshot wound. After the shooting, Isaac fled the area, but was eventually captured three weeks later on Staten Island, where he was in possession of a gun, which was not the gun that he used in the homicide. The gun used in the homicide was never recovered.
“The City of Newburgh will be safer during the two decades that this defendant is incarcerated,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “Those who think they can escape the consequences of having engaged in senseless violence by attempting to hide from law enforcement are sadly mistaken. Law enforcement is making progress in combating violence in Newburgh, but there is still a long way to go. I thank the City of Newburgh Police Department and the New York State Police for their work on this very difficult case. My office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to use every lawful means at our disposal to prevent gun violence.”