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Rifle used in murder-suicide may be illegal in NY

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A military-style semiautomatic rifle that may be illegal in New York state was the weapon used in a murder-suicide early Sunday morning in Hemstreet Park, state police said. An AR-15-type weapon was employed by Joe Fisher, 37, of Mechanicville, who shot his estranged wife’s new boyfriend and then himself to death at about 8:15 a.m. on South Hudson Avenue in Hemstreet Park, a small hamlet across the Hudson River from Mechanicville. Fisher is accused of ...


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