Good Samaritans subdue Newburgh shooter, cops say

Adrian Coolidge, 22, is charged with assault, robbery

Adrian Coolidge, 22, is charged with assault, robbery and possession of a weapon, all felonies, during a robbery of a deli in Newburgh. (Jan. 16, 2013) (Credit: City of Newburgh Police)

Newburgh city police Wednesday released the name of the man arrested in connection with Tuesday's bodega shooting.

Adrian Coolidge Jr., 22, of Newburgh, was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly shot Thomas Rodriquez Jr., 21, at the South Side Deli on Liberty Street shortly after 6 p.m., Newburgh police Lt. Dan Cameron said.

Coolidge allegedly tried to rob Rodriquez, who then ran into the bodega, where he was shot twice, once in each leg, Cameron said. The gunman, who used an illegal .45 caliber Colt semiautomatic handgun, was subdued when two men in their 20s restrained him until police arrived.

Rodriquez was transported to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital and later flown to a trauma center. He is expected to survive.

Coolidge was charged with assault in the first degree, attempted robbery in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, all felonies, Cameron said.

He was arraigned in Newburgh city court Wednesday morning and remains in police custody in lieu of $50,000 bond or $20,000 cash bail.

His attorney, Monroe-based Gary Eisenbach, said Wednesday he had not yet reviewed the charges and could not provide any immediate information.

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