Wanted: Fourth Suspect In Massena Shooting, Stabbing

Wanted: Fourth Suspect In Massena Shooting, Stabbing

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Massena police put out a wanted poster Monday of the fourth suspect in a stabbing and shooting case in the village.

An arrest warrant is out for 36 year old Richard Herne of Hogansburg, who's wanted for first-degree assault, robbery and burglary.

Already in custody are 23 year old Damion Giarratano, 31 year old Amanda Terrance and 25 year old Alan Green.

What happened inside 10 Cook Street late Thursday night was chilling.

One of the victims of the stabbing and shooting attack told police in a statement that the attackers used a three-foot machete knife and then a gun.

The extreme violence is why police are looking so hard for Herne.

Massena Police Chief Adam Love says the public should be careful if they see him.

“They should contact the police department. Stay back and don't get involved with anything. We do not want anybody to get hurt,” he said.

Herne is from Hogansburg, Indian land, so the search involves tribal police as well as U.S. and Canadian border patrols.

The arrest warrant issued Monday gives police one more tool to use.

“It's going to allow us or any law enforcement agency to take him into custody immediately,” said Love.

In machete victim Sergey Bursukov's statement, he described how four people wearing masks ordered everyone to the floor. Bursukov's apartment mate ended up grabbing a gun pointed at him. When Bursukov tried to help, he was slashed in the hand and foot.

Police are using social media and other means to enlist the public's help.

“We are going to put it on our Facebook page so it can get out to social media. If anyone sees him we'd ask you not to interfere, just call a police department so that we can take him into custody,” said Love.

Bursukov's roommate, 31 year old Anthony Lewis, was shot in the chest as he continued to struggle with his assailants. Then he managed to lock himself in his room.

The assailants fled, taking cell phones and wallets.

Lewis came out covered in blood. He remained in critical condition Monday at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

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