Marist student's relative dead following shooting at Town of Poughkeepsie hotel

  • In US
  • 2022-10-02 18:28:38Z
  • By Poughkeepsie Journal

A family member of a Marist College student is dead following a shooting at the Courtyard by Marriott on Route 9 Sunday morning, according to a statement posted to Facebook by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

One male suspect was taken into custody, and police said they do not believe there is any additional danger to the public.

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Around 7:30 a.m., police said they received a 911 call reporting shots fired at the hotel, which is located at 2641 South Road.

At the hotel, police located the victim and arrested the shooter, according to the statement. Police said the victim was taken to a local hospital, but later died as a result of his injuries.

The identity of the shooter and the shooting victim have not yet been released by police, but an emailed statement from Marist College identified the victim as the family member of a student at Marist.

"This morning, authorities made us aware of the tragic, fatal shooting of a family member of a Marist student at a local hotel several miles from campus," Marist officials said in the statement. "Our deepest condolences go out to the family, and we are offering the full support of the Marist community."

Marist College celebrated "Family weekend" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and encouraged students to invite their families to the campus for a variety of activities including a football game and barbecue, according to the school's website.

Multiple agencies responded to the call and remained at the scene Sunday afternoon investigating, according to police. Dutchess County Emergency Response and the American Red Cross also responded to the scene and assisted with guests who were staying at the hotel, according to the statement.

Police said they anticipate heavy traffic delays to continue throughout Sunday afternoon.

Erin Nolan is an investigative reporter for the Times Herald-Record and USA Today Network. Reach her at

This article originally appeared on Times Herald-Record: Marist student's relative dies in Courtyard Marriott shooting


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