DA: Grand jury votes to indict Poughkeepsie hotel shooters in LI man’s death

District Attorney William Grady says a Dutchess County grand jury voted on an indictment against defendants Roy Johnson Jr. and Devin Taylor - the two men accused in the shooting death of a father from Long Island.

News 12 Staff

Oct 7, 2022, 8:48 PM

Updated 656 days ago

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District Attorney William Grady says a Dutchess County grand jury voted on an indictment against defendants Roy Johnson Jr. and Devin Taylor - the two men accused in the shooting death of a father from Long Island.
Johnson Jr., 35, and Devin Taylor, 26, are facing charges in the death of Paul Kutz, of East Northport.
News 12 reported this week that Kutz was fatally struck by stray bullets when the two men allegedly opened fire inside the Courtyard Marriott on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 2.
The 53-year-old was staying at the hotel while visiting his son at Marist College's Parents Weekend.
Authorities say Johnson and Taylor were arguing and trying to shoot each other when Kutz was struck. They added the incident was unprovoked.
According to court documents, Johnson faces second-degree murder for intentionally discharging his gun and having a loaded semi-automatic 9 mm gun. Taylor faces a pair of weapons charges for allegedly having a P-22 and an A-R style rifle that had a collapsible stock but no serial number.
Investigators added they also found bomb making materials and instructions in one of the suspects' rooms.


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