Mechanicville cop killer up for parole in June; acting chief pushing for denial

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MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The man convicted of opening fire on bar patrons, killing two, including a police officer, and wounding 11 others, is up for parole in June. 

Kenyon Pruyn, 75, is serving a 25-year-to-life sentence at Great Meadow Correctional Facility for murder, attempted murder and assault charges. 

Back in 1976, Pruyn fired more than 300 rounds from his third floor apartment at Joyce’s Bar patrons and police. 

Rookie patrolman Paul Luther, 21, along with 51-year-old James Marsh were shot and killed. Another officer was shot in the face and lost an eye. 

Acting Mechanicville Police Chief William Rabbitt posted to the department’s Facebook page urging residents to write the Department of Corrections urging them to deny parole for Pruyn.

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