4th Suspect in Massena Shooting, Stabbing in JailPosted: Updated:
The fourth and final suspect in a Massena shooting and stabbing case is behind bars, after turning himself in.
Richard Herne, 36, turned himself in to Akwesasne tribal police, who in turn took him to the Massena police department. Herne is charged with assault, 1st degree; robbery, 1st; burglary, 1st. He was jailed on $150,000 bail. It wasn't clear Saturday when he turned himself in.
Herne is the last of four people charged in an early August attack at 10 Cook Street in the village.
Already in custody were 23 year old Damion Giarratano, 31 year old Amanda Terrance and 25 year old Alan Green.
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.
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.
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.