The investigation continues into last night's homicide as members of the Hudson Police Department and Troopers from S[tate] P[olice] Livingston as well as Troop K's Major Crimes Unit continue to interview people and collect evidence.
The deceased is identified as Terrell J. Starr, 18 years old, of Stottville, NY. Severely injured in the altercation was a 30-year-old Albany resident.
Shortly before 11 p.m. last night an exchange of gunfire occurred in the parking lot of Hudson Terrace Apartments. Both subjects, suffering from bullet wounds, were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital in private vehicles. Starr passed away at CMH and the other man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he remains. Several vehicles were struck by bullets. There are no known injuries to any other person.
Detectives continue to piece together the evidence. Specifically, whether this incident ties into a May 2nd drive-by shooting on North Second Street and the March 28th arrest of Starr for shooting a pistol in Cherry Alley. Indications are that several people, not just the two injured parties, were involved in the exchange of gunfire.
Anyone that may have any information regarding this case are asked to call Hudson Police Detectives at (518) 828-3388. ALL CALLS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIALAn hour or so earlier, Mayor Kamal Johnson published this statement on his Facebook page.
On the evening of May 16th, a young Hudson resident was killed and another severely wounded. I knew both of these individuals personally which makes this statement even harder to write.
We must improve as a community. We need to intervene and put aside meaningless arguments and debates. We need to improve our city for everyone to have a chance. Our citizens, businesses, not for profits, elected officials myself included. We need to work harder at paving away for our young people to live and thrive.
No parent should have to bury their child. As a community we cannot have anymore violence in our city. Our community will need this time to heal and mourn a young talented individual who was human and made mistakes.Follow Up: There was a memorial tribute to Terrell Starr last night at Promenade Hill, during which a large fight broke out. The Register-Star reported the story: "Police: Riot breaks out at Hudson vigil for slain teen."