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Officials: Did burglary spur killing?

Victim of shooting may have been mediating dispute

In this file photo from Oct. 8, a memorial is set up for Charles Bowman, 43, of Schenectady, who was shot on Schenectady Street and later died at Ellis Hospital.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
In this file photo from Oct. 8, a memorial is set up for Charles Bowman, 43, of Schenectady, who was shot on Schenectady Street and later died at Ellis Hospital.
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Authorities are looking into the possibility that a Friday afternoon killing on Schenectady Street may have had roots in an earlier burglary, a prosecutor said Monday.

But how that burglary factored into the shooting was still being investigated, John Healy said.

Healy said authorities don’t have any reason to believe the victim, Charles Bowman, was involved or connected to the burglary. Bowman’s connection may have simply been an attempt to settle the incident peacefully, ...

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