Police identify victim in Ulster County homicide
Police have identified the victim this week’s homicide in Ulster County.
State police say 29-year-old Michael Hankins was shot by Walter Post, 26, on Vinegar Hill Road in the town of Shawangunk Tuesday.
So far, state police have not released a motive but several people who know the men involved say the victim was in a romantic relationship with the alleged shooter’s ex-girlfriend.
Hankins was found deceased in his car.
A neighbor said they saw two cars parked on the street overnight and heard a loud bang, but didn’t realize what went on until they saw police in the morning.