Police announce arrest in Crossgates gunfire
Tasheem Maeweather, 20, of Albany, has been charged with reckless endangerment and weapon possession.
GUILDERLAND >> Police on Monday said they arrested a man accused of firing a gunshot that panicked hundreds of people at Crossgates Mall over the weekend.
Guilderland Police said 20-year-old Tasheem Maeweather of Albany was arguing with another person when he fired a gun in the mall, just outside of Albany, about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Many visitors fled, and police swarmed to the mall while other shoppers and employees sheltered inside businesses, some for hours, as police cleared the building.
No injuries were reported.
Maeweather was due to be arraigned Monday on felony reckless endangerment and weapon possession charges.
The mall is one of the largest in New York state, with some 250 stores and restaurants.
Police vehicles are parked outside Crossgates Mall in suburban Albany on Saturday.