Updated 05/16/2012 05:28 PM
State Police release details in trooper-involved shooting
State Police have released more information about what happened during a home invasion that turned deadly in the Town of LaGrange. John Wagner has more.
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LAGRANGE, N.Y. -- State Police have released more information about what happened during a deadly home invasion in the Town of LaGrange.
State Police say two troopers arrived at 7 Hettinger Lane Monday night, minutes after a 911 call came in reporting a home invasion.
When troopers entered the home, they came in contact with the suspect, Abdelle St. Ange, and clubbed him with a rifle. Police say trooper Daniel Hoffman then fired his gun five times, shooting St. Ange twice in the head and torso, killing him.
More than 70 troopers and 16 Dutchess County Sheriff's deputies then arrived at the scene to search for four other suspects.
Police say 18-year old Poughkeepsie resident Alphonso Brown was found waiting in the getaway car.
According to police, the other three suspects were Evan Davis, 20, Dwayne White, 27, and Kevin Madison, 25, all from Dutchess County.
Two of them were found nearby and the other was located nearly a mile away two hours later.
According to police, a 10-month-old child and three adults in their twenties live in the rental home and were there at the time of the invasion.
State Police would not say if drugs were involved, but they do believe the home was targeted and the robbery was not random.
"The White and Madison subjects both have extensive criminal histories. The other two subjects do not have criminal histories. Mr. St Ange did not have a criminal history. We are researching the extent of their involvement with gangs, although this matter is not gang related," said New York State Police Major Michael Kopy.
The suspects were arraigned and are being held at the Dutchess County jail on $250,000 bail.
The cases will be brought before a grand jury Friday morning to investigate what formal charges the suspects will face and to determine if the troopers’ actions were justified.