Two suspects plead not guilty in connection to Hague market shooting

HAGUE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State Police have arrested two people Thursday who they believe were responsible for the robbery and shooting of a Hague market clerk on Tuesday.

Vittorio Compano in court.

Vittorio Compano, 26, was charged with attempted murder and robbery in the shooting. He was ordered to stay away from the Hague store clerk.

Christine Tomko, 28, is also facing robbery and attempted murder charges in the shooting.

Campano and Tomko both pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Bail for the pair was set at $1 million for Compano.

Compano and Tomko were arrested after police say an off-duty officer recognized their car.

Christine Tomko in court

The iconic Red General Store bills itself as the oldest running general store in the Adirondacks just opening for the season last week. It’s located on Route 8 and 9-N on the north side of Lake George.

State Police say the victim is in stable condition after being shot four times. He is being treated at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Police say he still has four bullets in him but is expected to be okay.

Police believe the pair may be involved in up to eight other robberies in the area.

Police searched the couple’s home and a storage locker and found stolen loot along with eight guns.

The pair could face more charges and will be back in court on May 1.

The investigation is ongoing at this time with assistance from the Ticonderoga Police Department, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

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