Could additional arrest complicate case against suspended Albany cop?

Amanda Bushley was charged with attempted robbery and prostitution related to the incident in January on Lincoln Avenue.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2019 4:12 PM
Updated: Mar. 28, 2019 4:17 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- A day before an Albany police officer is due in Utica City Court – there was another arrest in the case that involved a fatal shooting.

Amanda Bushley was charged with attempted robbery and prostitution related to the incident in January on Lincoln Avenue – that's when Shatelle Hooks was shot to death by Christofer Kitto.

Bushley is also facing drug charges, along with three others, following a drug bust at the home Wednesday.

Kitto is due in court Wednesday for a pretrial conference. He's charged with patronizing a prostitute.

Utica police called the death of Hooks a “justifiable homicide.”

The drug charges are: 

Sean Devonish (48) of Utica
5 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (M)
2 Counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia (M)
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (V)

Nicholas Smith (37) of Rome
4 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (M)

Meghan Palmer (33) of Earlville
3 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (M)

Amanda Bushley (30) of Utica
3 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (M)

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