Watervliet man sentenced to prison for Albany shooting
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.