Police name suspect in Halloween party shooting deaths
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Police have named a suspect they're seeking in connection with a Halloween party shooting that left two New York women dead and five other people wounded.
The Newburgh Police Department said Monday that 17-year-old Nija Johnson is wanted on a murder charge.
Earlier, 21-year-old Rainier Hamilton and 20-year-old Tyson Oliveira were charged with tampering with physical evidence. Hamilton also is charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
They were arrested Sunday hours after an early morning shooting at a costume party held in an apartment building.
Eighteen-year-old Omani Free and 20-year-old Tabitha Cruz were killed. The wounded people are expected to recover.
Hamilton and Oliveira have been arraigned and ordered held on $50,000 bail each. Their lawyers can't be reached for comment by telephone.