Gunshots fired at a Newport City apartment building on Thursday night followed a drug deal in which the drug recipient refused to pay $200. Newport Police arrested four people connected to the shooting but are still looking for the man who did the shooting. No one was struck by bullets fired at an occupied three-apartment building. The shooter is believed to be a black male of average build and height. He has curly black hair and answers to “Ty” or “Tyler.” One of the people arrested is Gina Truszkowski, age 28, of North Troy, who allegedly aided Ty in leaving the scene of the shooting, outside 158 Third St. Surveillance camera footage from a nearby property led police to Truszkowski. The footage showed a black Nissan 4-door sedan stop on Prospect St. and the individuals get out. The operator was identified as Truszkowski. During the investigation, police went to the apartment and encountered Jonathan Letourneau, 33, Newport, who resisted the efforts of police to enter. When he was told the apartment needed to be searched for safety reasons due to the shooting, Letourneau reportedly continued to resist police and was arrested. He is set to be arraigned on tomorrow. Justin Peters, age 33, of Newport, was also arraigned. He was charged with aiding Kellie Peters in the theft of the drugs. All three people pleaded not guilty.
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