Alleged Wallkill restaurant shooter charged with attempted murder
A Wallkill man is facing indictment charges that include attempted murder stemming from the shooting of a man outside a restaurant last month.
Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler says Hector Luna, Jr., 27, allegedly shot a man outside of You You Asian Restaurant and Bar in the Town of Wallkill at around 9:15 p.m. on April 14. Charles Miller had been dining there prior to the incident and was treated at a hospital.
Hoovler says Luna was taken into custody at the Hampton Inn hotel located in Pike County, Pennsylvania, and waived extradition to face the charges in New York. Multiple law enforcement agencies were credited with assisting in the investigation.
Luna was charged with attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. He was arraigned Tuesday before Orange County Court Judge Hyun Chin Kim.
The DA says Luna remains in the Orange County Jail in lieu of bail, which was set in the amount of $250,000 cash, or $500,000 secured bond, or $1,000,000 unsecured bond. A virtual court appearance for Luna is next scheduled to occur on June 16.
Luna faces 25 years in prison on the charge of attempted murder.