Poughkeepsie police say suspects in deadly hotel shooting near Marist College have gang ties

A father visiting his child for her college’s parent’s weekend was killed at a hotel in Poughkeepsie and police say the suspects that were arrested are known to police.

Officers arrested two men at the Courtyard Marriot near Marist College after four shots were fired Sunday morning.

The Poughkeepsie Police Department says both men have gang ties and are known to law enforcement.

They were identified later Monday as 35-year-old Roy Johnson, Jr., and 26-year-old Devin Taylor.

Both men were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and Johnson was also charged with murder.

Authorities say the victim had no connection to the two men.

During a search of the hotel, authorities say they found in one of the rooms a manual for building bombs as well as materials to make the explosive.

Marist College released a statement saying:

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family, and we are offering the full support of the Marist community.”

There is no word yet on a motive for the shooting. Multiple agencies in Dutchess County are investigating.

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