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Queens Man Indicted on Attempted Murder after Chaotic Incident at Palisades Center Mall

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WEST NYACK, NY – Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh, II announced that Michael Burks, 26, of Queens Village, NY, was indicted on:

• Two Counts of Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree
• One Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2ndDegree
• One Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rdDegree
• One Count of Resisting Arrest
• One Count of Criminal Possession of a Marihuana in the 5th Degree
• Two Counts of Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree

On October 18, 2020, at the Palisades Center Mall, Michael Burks approached two women and verbally and physically assaulted them. Burks threatened to shoot both women. He then got into his car and drove towards the two women almost striking them. The Clarkstown Police Department ultimately stopped the car after a pursuit. After resisting arrest, Burks was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and marihuana.

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said, “the arrest of Michael Burks was a testament to the hard work and professionalism of the Clarkstown Police Department. I have the utmost confidence in my team that this case will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Arraignment on the indictment is pending. Burks is being held in the Rockland County Jail. Senior Assistant District Attorney Melissa Robustello and Assistant District Attorney Ryan Sweeney are prosecuting the case and are being overseen by First Assistant District Attorney Dominic Crispino.

* It should be noted that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Victim in Sunday’s Fatal Shooting in Nyack has been Identified, Suspect Charged with Murder

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NYACK, NY – Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh announced that Wendy Jean, 26, of South Nyack, NY, was arraigned today on murder charges stemming from yesterday’s shooting death of Gregory Dubuisson, 35, of Nyack, NY.

On November 22, 2020 at approximately 7:08 pm, the Orangetown Police Department responded to a shots fired call at the corner of Main St. and Franklin Ave. The victim, Gregory Dubuisson, was struck multiple times by gunfire. He later succumbed to his injuries at Nyack Hospital. The defendant, Wendy Jean, was located and taken into custody shortly after the shooting. The alleged murder weapon, a .357 handgun, was retrieved and processed. Jean was processed and charged with the following crimes:

Murder in the Second Degree (Class A-II Felony)
Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony)

“Last night Rockland experienced yet another senseless act of violence that claimed the life of Gregory Dubuisson. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. These cowardly acts committed by criminals must be prosecuted to the fullest extent. Thankfully the men and women of the Orangetown Police Department did amazing police work and apprehended the suspect swiftly,” said Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh.

The defendant, Wendy Jean, was remanded to county jail after a virtual arraignment presided over by Village of Nyack Justice Robert Knoebel. Executive Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Devlin is prosecuting the case.

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