Water­vliet man sen­tenced to prison for Al­bany shoot­ing

The Record (Troy, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Record staff

AL­BANY, N.Y. >> A 24-yearold Water­vliet man was sen­tenced to 10 years in state prison for his role in a shoot­ing that oc­curred in the City of Al­bany last year, ac­cord­ing to Al­bany County Dis­trict At­tor­ney David Soares.

Soares re­cently an­nounced that Shayquan Deans, of Water­vliet, was sen­tenced to 10 years in state prison, to be foll owed by 5 years of post-re­lease su­per­vi­sion, be­fore the Honor­able Thomas A. Bres­lin in Al­bany County Supreme Court.

On Novem­ber 16, 2018, of­fi­cials said Deans pleaded guilty to one count of first­de­gree at­tempted as­sault, a Class C Vi­o­lent Felony, and one count of sec­ond- de­gree crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon , a Class C Vi­o­lent Felony.

On April 23, 2018, at ap­prox­i­mately 7:00 PM, in the area of First Street in the City of Al­bany, au­thor­i­ties said Deans at­tempted to cause phys­i­cal in­jury to the vic­tim by fir­ing a gun in his di­rec­tion.

Of­fi­cials said that the vic­tim was hit once in the leg. Two pa­trol of­fi­cers in the area heard the gun­shot and turned onto Sec­ond Street in the City of Al­bany, where they said they ob­served Deans f lee­ing from the scene and drop­ping a gun.

After fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, of­fi­cers said they found Deans to be in il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of a loaded and op­er­a­ble .380 cal­iber pis­tol.

As­sis­tant Dis­trict At­tor­ney Michael Shan­ley of the Ma­jor Of­fense Unit han­dled the pros­e­cu­tion of this case.

PHOTO PRO­VIDED.

Shayquan Deans.

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