Updated 10/14/2012 05:39 PM
Fatal shooting in Newburgh
The City of Newburgh Police Department is investigating an early-morning shooting on Liberty Street that left one man dead. YNN's Alexandra Weishaupt has more on the homicide.
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CITY OF NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- A candle-lit memorial lines South Williams Street in Newburgh as friends and family remember 23-year-old Justin Doctor.
Friend Keith White said, "Justin, he was the cornerstone of the community. He was the realest person I’ve ever met. A good friend of mine."
But it was a friendship shortlived. Police say Doctor was shot outside the Game Time Sports Cafe on Liberty Street around 5 a.m. Sunday, suffering wounds to his arm and chest. He was taken to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital and was later pronounced dead.
White said, "It’s sad to see something like this happen to such a strong person. Such a good person."
And a young entrepreneur, according to many. He started his own clothing line "MTB," which stands for Money to Burn.
Friend David McFadgen said, "It is coming from nothing and having everything. Within yourself being able to accomplish whatever your goals have set forth and being encompassed with family. That’s why everyone has the shirt because we’re all family."
A family uniting to get through this trying times as police work to get to the bottom of Doctor's death.
Former Coach Robert Holly said, "He was a very talented young man, but he’s a nice young man. This shouldn’t have happened."
White said, "It was so random. Not Justin. He didn’t deserve this at all."
And as the reality of another shooting in Newburgh hits home, some are suggesting police step up patrols to put an end to the crime.
Holly said, "Have a police car in front of these bars so things won’t escalate like that. Give these kids a chance to get home."
The investigation is ongoing as to what events led up to the shooting outside the sports bar. Anyone with information is urged to contact the City of Newburgh Police Department.