A local man is being called a coward by police and has been charged with murder, almost seven weeks after a Hudson Valley woman was killed.

On Friday, the Town of New Windsor Police Department arrested 47-year-old Carlos A. Rivera of Newburgh for murder and attempted murder, both felonies.

On Sept. 21, Chelsea Debidin of Walden was murdered at The Knox Village Apartments in New Windsor and a 20-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds, police say.

“The arrest of this coward is a result of our ongoing investigation into this shooting that has not stopped since the day it occurred. The multi-agency team of investigators assigned to this case deserve the credit for taking Mr. Rivera off the street today and it is a direct result of their hard work and tenacity. Chelsea has been in all our thoughts and prayers and I hope this arrest helps bring some closure to her amazing family," New Windsor Police Chief Robert L. Doss stated.

Rivera was sent to Orange County Jail without bail. Police didn't release a motive or say if Rivera knew the victims, but say the case is still under active investigation and "is NOT closed."

Anyone that may know something about this incident is urged to call the New Windsor Police at (845)565-7000.

Rivera's arrest was the result of the ongoing investigation into the shooting by the New Windsor Police Department, along with the New York State Police, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center.

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