Police identify victim in Ulster County homicide

State police say 29-year-old Michael Hankins was shot by Walter Post, 26, on Vinegar Hill Road in the town of Shawangunk Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2022, 3:13 PM

Updated 923 days ago

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Police have identified the victim this week’s homicide in Ulster County. 
State police say 29-year-old Michael Hankins was shot by Walter Post, 26, on Vinegar Hill Road in the town of Shawangunk Tuesday. 
So far, state police have not released a motive but several people who know the men involved say the victim was in a romantic relationship with the alleged shooter’s ex-girlfriend. 
Hankins was found deceased in his car. 
A neighbor said they saw two cars parked on the street overnight and heard a loud bang, but didn’t realize what went on until they saw police in the morning.


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