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Harriman, NY - Police: Local Man Arrested In KJ Shooting Deliberately Targeted Kosher Store In Planned Robbery

Published on: November 26, 2015 11:07 AM
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Harriman, NY - A 25 year old Harriman man was arrested yesterday for the shooting of a Kiryas Joel resident in an attempted robbery outside a convenience store Tuesday night.

Sergeant James Whittel of the New York State Police in Monroe told VIN News that Matthew Bauman was charged with Attempted Robbery in the second degree, Assault in the First Degree and Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree in the incident which sent 18 year old Aron Weiss to Westchester Medical Center with a bullet wound to the shoulder as well as a second injury to his upper arm, where the bullet exited his body.

The incident took place in front of the Quick Shop convenience store located at 188 River Road in Harriman, as previously reported on VIN News.  According to the NY State Police, Bauman planned a robbery at the kosher store in order to finance his drug habit and stole a gun from a family member to be used in the intended holdup.  Bauman spotted Weiss talking on his phone outside the store and was unsuccessful in his attempt to get money from his victim, shooting Weiss as he attempted to flee the scene.

Bauman had been previously arrested in June, 2014 on drug charges when he was spotted in a parked car preparing to inject himself with heroin, as reported by NorthJersey.com.  At the time of his arrest, Bauman was in his car with two other people and police found 185 packets of heroin, 11 empty packets, three spoons bearing drug reside and three syringes. Bauman was sent to the Bergen County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail in the incident.

Bauman was later arrested by Goshen police when he showed up at Orange County Probation in June 2015.  At the time of his arrest, Bauman was wanted by Essex County police on a warrant charging him with Dangerous Drugs, a felony.  Bauman was sent to the Orange County jail without bail to await extradition back to New Jersey.

Police said that Weiss and Bauman did not know each other.  Bauman, a 2008 graduate of Monroe Woodbury high school was an avid motorcyclist who competed in several motocross events.

Baumann is currently being held without bail at the Orange County Correctional Facility.

FILE - Police on the scene investigating Nov. 25, 2015FILE - Police on the scene investigating Nov. 25, 2015

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 11:45 AM REALIST Says:

חסדי ה׳.
Now comes the hard part...keeping the bum off the streets.

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 12:49 PM monishmo Says:

so when the incident was reported here on vin one of the know it all people commented that these 2 knew each other.......no need to "know it all" to seem intelligent

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 01:32 PM Enter a law suit for couple a millions Says:

Beside a criminal trial the Weiss family should claim a civil suit against the youngster.
Let him pay millions for the problems he caused this family.

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 01:41 PM Curiosity Says:

I hate to politicize this incident, but it's worth noting that its these lowlife types that the Obama administration is now releasing from prison into our neighborhoods by the thousands. It's like he's doing everything possible to destroy the country.

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 03:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
REALIST Says:

חסדי ה׳.
Now comes the hard part...keeping the bum off the streets.

This is the strategy employed for decades and it doesn't work at all. Very few heroin addicts can break their addiction. The best strategy is to give them the drugs they need so they don't need to steal to feed the habit (and give money to organized crime). Monitor them carefully to make sure they are not hurting others and let them live their lives out in the way they have chosen. If they show the desire to quit using drugs, we should help them with supportive programs. Throwing all addicts in prison is just not working.

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 05:00 PM Yossi Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

This is the strategy employed for decades and it doesn't work at all. Very few heroin addicts can break their addiction. The best strategy is to give them the drugs they need so they don't need to steal to feed the habit (and give money to organized crime). Monitor them carefully to make sure they are not hurting others and let them live their lives out in the way they have chosen. If they show the desire to quit using drugs, we should help them with supportive programs. Throwing all addicts in prison is just not working.

I don't believe if Chas Veshulem it was your son that you would want the state to feed him with all the drugs he wants and then crying away at his funeral and sitting shiva answering to every one how terrible that he wasn't stopped being dugged up.
Drugs is a very serious addiction and the majority nebech face their death too soon.

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 05:13 PM CommonSense Says:

Reply to #4  
Curiosity Says:

I hate to politicize this incident, but it's worth noting that its these lowlife types that the Obama administration is now releasing from prison into our neighborhoods by the thousands. It's like he's doing everything possible to destroy the country.

I wholeheartedly support him in his efforts.

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 06:17 PM hmmmm Says:

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Enter a law suit for couple a millions Says:

Beside a criminal trial the Weiss family should claim a civil suit against the youngster.
Let him pay millions for the problems he caused this family.

The sheygets most likely has the shirt on his back , waste of money to try and sue him.

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 Nov 26, 2015 at 09:35 PM Anonymous Says:

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Yossi Says:

I don't believe if Chas Veshulem it was your son that you would want the state to feed him with all the drugs he wants and then crying away at his funeral and sitting shiva answering to every one how terrible that he wasn't stopped being dugged up.
Drugs is a very serious addiction and the majority nebech face their death too soon.

To the contrary. Obviously, as a parent I would want my child to not do drugs, but anyone who works in this field can tell you how difficult it is to permanently break such an addiction. If my child were an addict, I would GREATLY prefer that the state give him the drugs. It is much better than the alternatives of going in-and-out of prison, which brutalizes people, and living on the streets, stealing and doing anything necessary to obtain drugs. Of course this is neither an ideal situation or solution; it is just the best of the bad options. I have worked in the criminal justice system and can tell you from personal knowledge that a drug addict will do ANYTHING, and I do mean anything, to get a fix (and trust me, I can tell you things that are not at all appropriate for this site and that will keep you from sleeping for a long time). Yes, they have made bad choices with bad consequences, but if we can do something to keep these people from falling into prostitution, murder,and stealing, we have at least minimized the damage.

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 Nov 27, 2015 at 09:36 AM Anonymous Says:

To #3- Get real, will you; this low life white trash, doesn't have a pot to p--- in. A civil suit against him, would yield bupkis!

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