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Albany man charged with possessing handgun

Thursday, March 7, 2013
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Shaquelle Owens
Shaquelle Owens

— Albany police arrested a 19-year-old city resident Wednesday for allegedly possessing a loaded handgun on Judson Street.

At about 5:50 p.m., police observed a man throwing litter onto the sidewalk while he was walking on Judson Street. As officers approached in order to cite him for littering in a public place, he fled and led officers on a brief foot chase. During the course of the foot chase, Shaquelle Owens allegedly discarded a loaded .357-caliber handgun before being arrested.

Owens was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon and cited for littering in a public place under the city ordinances.

He was arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and sent to the Albany County Jail.

 
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March 7, 2013
11:18 p.m.
cfield says...

OK Dave, here is your chance to show us all how tough and badass you are when it comes to illegal guns in Albany County! Bet this terd walks or gets a hand slap instead of 5-10years!

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