Police continue search for suspect in Newburgh homicide

Police are continuing their search for the suspect who gunned down a man in Newburgh Monday night.

Police are continuing their search for the suspect who gunned down a man in Newburgh Monday night. (8/3/16)

NEWBURGH - Police are continuing their search for the suspect who gunned down a man in Newburgh Monday night.

Police say Deandric Little, 29, walked into St. Luke's Hospital on Dubois Street with a gunshot wound around 8 p.m. Monday. Little later died from his injures at Westchester Medical Center.

Little was killed just two weeks after getting out of jail for a parole violation.

Loved ones say the 29-year-old made mistakes in the past, but was trying to turn his life around as a party promoter and music promoter.

“He's not into any of this. I don't understand how he could be the victim of any shooting," says Wilfred Ruiz, Little's business partner.

Authorities have not released a possible motive or named a suspect, but a police source alleges that Little was dealing heroin. Little's family and friends strongly deny the allegation.

"Deandric's not what these people are trying to say he is on a piece of paper," says Ruiz.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Newburgh police at 845-561-3131.

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