The New York City Department of Environmental Protection said it’s “shocked and saddened” over a shooting at its Kingston offices that left one worker dead and another in custody.
The Ulster County prosecutor confirmed the shooting Monday morning at about 7 a.m. and said both the gunman and male victim worked at the DEP’s offices that oversee the city’s reservoirs, the Associated Press reported.
“We are shocked and saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred early this morning at DEP’s offices in Kingston, N.Y. The thoughts and prayers of all DEP employees are with the victim’s family and loved ones,” the DEP said in a statement. “We will do all we can to support them in the days and months ahead. DEP is fully cooperating with local authorities in their ongoing investigation. Grief counselors will be made available to help DEP employees who have been affected by this tragedy.”
Kingston Police identified the victim as 33-year-old Aron Thomas of Olivebridge. The name of the suspect wasn’t initially released. Carnright says formal charges will be filed later Monday, the AP said.
The Middletown Times Herald-Record said it was a personal dispute between the two men that led to the shooting.