Three Liberty men arrested for I-84 shooting

A fight at a Newburgh nightclub spilled over into a shooting on I-84 early Saturday morning, when one car full of nightclub-goers pursued another, ramming and shooting at it, police say. 

State police say that around 4:36 a.m., a Honda Civic with several passengers pulled up alongside another car traveling westbound on I-84, and a passenger in the Civic fired three shots from a handgun at the other car. One bullet penetrated the vehicle, which was carrying five people, but did not strike anyone. 

After the shooting, the Civic pursued the other car onto Route 17 and began to ram it, police say. The victims pulled off of Route 17 onto Exit 118 in Wallkill and called 911. 

The driver of the car that was fired upon had been involved in a dispute at the nightclub with another man he knew, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

On Saturday afternoon, state troopers and Liberty village police arrested three Liberty men who were allegedly involved in the shooting. Arrested were 24-year-old Miguel Lopez-Mejia and 26-year-old Jose Garcia, both charged with first-degree attempted assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and first-degree reckless endangerment, and 25-year-old Cesar Fuentes-Martinez, charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

All three men were arraigned in Wallkill town court and remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.