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Suspect charged in Hudson shooting death of Philmont teen


HUDSON—A Philmont teenager was shot to death in the city and a 27-year-old man has been charged with his murder.

Hudson Police report that June 17 at 8:18 p.m. Columbia County 911 received a call from a witness who said there was a man with a gun in the vicinity of 20 Fairview Avenue and that a person had been shot.

A 19-year-old man, later identified as Inderly InStinfil of Philmont, suffered a single gunshot wound to his neck. He was able to get into a taxi near the Stewart’s Shop at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Green Street and left the scene.

Police subsequently located Mr. InStinfil at Columbia Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injury.

Police identified a person of interest in the case: Mohammed H. Morshed, 27, of Fairview Avenue, who they said was driving a black 2013 BMW model 525 with a NY license plate HWL-3050.

Police believed Mr. Morshed possessed a silver handgun and said he “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

HPD, State Police and Columbia County Sheriff units were initially at the crime scene and an investigation was underway.

The next morning, June 18 at about 7:45, Hudson Police arrested Mr. Morshed at a Kingston motel, according to a report in the Times-Union.

He was charged with felony second degree murder and was arraigned in Hudson City Court that afternoon and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

Anyone with information on the case should call Hudson police detectives at 518-828-3388.

*Hudson Police revived another overdose victim with Narcan. Police received a call from Columbia County 911 about an unresponsive female who had overdosed on heroin in the city, June 8 at 3:24 p.m. Patrols were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Officer Nick Hodges arrived at the apartment and found a 43-year-old woman victim on the bathroom floor. She was unresponsive. Officer Hodges with the assistance of Sergeant Dean Rowe administered three doses of Narcan to the victim.

Greenport Rescue Squad arrived on the scene a short time later and rendered additional aid to the victim, who was taken to the Columbia Memorial Hospital for further medical treatment.

The mission of a drug dealer is clear; get victims hooked, willingly provide the poison that kills addicts, shoot rival dealers down in the street, make money. They endanger our neighborhoods and frighten our residents. So far this year, our department has been averaging about one overdose save per month,” Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release.

A Narcan kit like this one was used to save an overdose victim in Hudson. Photo contributed

*Police report stopping an alleged drunk driver using “spike strips.”

Tyler C. Rossi, 23, of Ghent was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), refusal to take a Breathalyser test, reckless driving, failure to obey a police officer, speed not reasonable or prudent, passing a red light, failure to keep right, no signal, and failure to stop at stop sign by Hudson Police, June 14.

At 12:09 a.m. that day, police received a call from the Half Moon Bar, 48 South Front Street. The caller was concerned and alarmed that an “unknown younger white male operating a gray pickup with a ladder rack was acting suspiciously.”

The man allegedly drove around the establishment 10 to 12 times and stopped several times in front of the bar, stared at the patrons around the establishment and then sped off.

Patrols found the vehicle matching the description on Warren Street approaching Front Street. When police attempted to stop the pickup truck, the driver, later identified as Mr. Rossi, kept going.

The vehicle traveled outside the City of Hudson jurisdiction and at that time both the State Police and Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies joined in to follow the driver.

Mr. Rossi continued to elude police for 11 minutes in his vehicle. State Police were able to successfully deploy “spike strips” on Route 9H in Claverack to disable the vehicle’s tires. Mr. Rossi was taken into custody and taken to HPD.

He was arraigned in Hudson City Court before Judge Brian Herman and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or bond. He is was due back in court at a later date.


Gerell Young, Jr., 22, of Livingston was charged with two counts of second degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, class A-II felonies, by State Police from the Livingston barracks in conjunction with the State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team Capital Region, and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, June 7.

An investigation started earlier in the year determined Mr. Young was allegedly selling heroin in Columbia County. With the assistance of the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office a warrant was obtained Mr. Young’s arrest and executed June 7.

Mr. Young was arraigned in Columbia County Supreme Court, and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or bond.


Two people on a motorcycle were hurt in a collision on the Taconic State Parkway headed south near Route 203, June 9 at 10:07 a.m.

Robert Krammer, 60, of Largo, FL, was operating his motorcycle south on the on-ramp from State Route 203 onto the Taconic State Parkway southbound. The motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in the ramp and overturned ejecting both the driver and passenger, Ann Lopez, 64.

The Chatham Rescue Squad took both driver and passenger to Albany Med for treatment of burns and cuts. The accident was handled by First Sergeant Louis Bray and no tickets were issued. Austerlitz firefighters were on the scene until 10:49 a.m.


The following face alcohol- and/or drug-related charges:

Youseff Ahmed, 29, of Brooklyn was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and having an inadequate exhaust, traffic infraction, by Deputies Peter Merante and Zachary Sohotra, May 26 at 7:18 p.m. Mr. Ahmed was stopped on the Taconic State Parkway in Austerlitz for a loud muffler. He was allegedly in possession of 18 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and a quantity of marijuana. He was issued tickets returnable in Austerlitz Court, June 27.

Jason McCarthy, 35, of Copake was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both class U misdemeanors; uninspected motor vehicle and stop lamps not working, both traffic infractions, by K9 Deputy Travis VanAlstyne and Deputy Zachary Sohotra, May 26 at 1:02 p.m. Mr. McCarthy was stopped while driving a vehicle on County Route 7A in Copake for having no stop lamps and an expired inspection sticker. He allegedly made admissions about using a controlled substance. Deputies administered field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was issued tickets returnable in Copake Court, June 25.

William Hines, 47, of Kinderhook was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony; seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class U misdemeanor, and trespass, a violation, by Deputies Jordan Brahm and Peter Merante, May 29 at 12:04 p.m. Mr. Hines is accused of trespassing on property in Stockport and was sitting in his vehicle when deputies encountered him. He was allegedly found in possession of a quantity of heroin, which he allegedly tried to conceal and destroy. He also was operating his vehicle with a suspended license. He was arraigned in Stockport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear back in court June 18.

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