March 24th, 2011
Mitchell Dubey was fatally shot in a seemingly targeted home invasion, as he tried to reason with the gunman. Dubey was shot once in the chest, before the gunman fled. Dubey's three roommates and two guests visiting from out of state were present at the time of the home invasion and shooting. They were unharmed. Tashaun Fair, 19, was charged with the murder, but was ultimately acquitted. Cops never found the gun, or any physical evidence linking Fair to the crime. The state’s case against Fair rested on the testimony of one witness, a 22-year-old from Newhallville nicknamed Paulio. Paulio told police in a videotaped interview that he accompanied Fair to Dubey’s home to commit a robbery. When they encountered more people at the home than expected, Fair allegedly panicked and pulled the trigger.