12 January 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander

The victim has been identified as Michael A, Hankins, age 29 of Woodridge, NY

On January 11, 2022, at approximately 5:00 a.m., State Police from the Ellenville barracks responded to Vinegar Hill Road in the town of Shawangunk for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, troopers located the victim deceased outside of the residence. A preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Walter D. Post Jr, age 26 from the town of Shawangunk. He was charged with Murder 2nd degree, a felony. Post was remanded to Ulster County Jail. This is an ongoing investigation.

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