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Murder Suspect Lawyers Up Before Providing Statement On Fatal Shooting, Police Say

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Source: MEGA; Stony Point police

Sep. 25 2022, Published 11:02 a.m. ET

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A shooting left one person dead in New York and police said the suspect quickly lawyered up without providing details.

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Last week, police in Stony Point, New York, announced they charged 21-year-old Javier Medina Jr. with second-degree murder.

He was arrested in connection to a fatal Sept. 17 shooting. Around 11:35 p.m., police got a call that a victim had been shot and was bleeding.

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Authorities responded and found 47-year-old Jason Coldwell dead at the scene, according to police.

Medina remained at the scene as police arrived but provided no statement, police said. He instead asked for a lawyer. Three witnesses provided statement but police did not say what allegedly led to the murder.

Medina is being held in a New York jail without bond.


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