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Arrests Made in Upstate Shooting Death of Wantagh Student

Three Teens Charged in Killing of

MacArthur Grad Richard Bailey

Three teenage males were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Richard Bailey of Wantagh.

Devon Callicutt, 19, King Jamell Modest, 17, and Richard Caldwell, 18, all of upstate New York were charged Sept. 21 in the slaying, although Callicutt is the alleged shooter. Modest was charged with murder in the second degree and attempted robbery and Caldwell was charged with murder in the second degree and robbery.

According to Albany police, Bailey, 22, was fatally shot in the head late Monday night on Oct. 20, 2008. Public Information Officer Jim Miller said officers found Bailey, a University at Albany student, unresponsive on the sidewalk, bleeding from his head.

He was allegedly walking home from a friend’s house to his off-campus apartment. There were witnesses who saw two younger men on bicycles, riding away from the area of shooting scene, Miller reported.

Bailey was a MacArthur High School class of 2004 and is survived by his parents, James and Lisa, and his sister, Katelyn.

At a memorial Mass in March at SUNY Albany, Bailey, an aspiring police officer, was named an honorary member of the University Police Department. The school also set up a scholarship in his memory.