The three men allegedly involved in the Aug. 22 robbery and shooting of a man behind Naif’s Grocery on North Main Street were arraigned Friday on the same 12 felony counts, Gloversville police said.
The defendants — Codie Hayward, 23, of 16 Littauer Place in Gloversville; Edwin J. Pastor, 26, of 107 East Ave. in Johnstown; and Louis Robinson, 25, of 4340 Byron Ave. in the Bronx — were each indicted on the following charges:
Three counts of first-degree robbery, a class B felony
One count of second-degree robbery, a class C felony
Two counts of first-degree criminal use of a firearm, a class B felony
Two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony
One count of first-degree gang assault, a class B felony
One count of first-degree assault, a class B felony
One count of second-degree assault, a class D felony
One count of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony
David Ortiz, 26, of Amsterdam, was shot in the face in broad daylight behind Naif’s Grocery. Ortiz survived with a minor wound; the attackers took cash and jewelry.
After a lengthy investigation, during which all three were arrested at different times on parole violations, the defendants were arraigned in Fulton County Court after indictments charging each of them were unsealed, according to a news release.
Police first arrested Hayward, who had been shot 10 days earlier himself about 100 yards from his Littauer Place residence by a gunman who police have not yet been able to locate.
Police recovered a vehicle used by Hayward and Robinson during the shooting several hours later. They were led to a Briggs Street address in Johnstown, where they recovered items stolen in the robbery.
After a 20-minute police standoff Aug. 24 at a North Main Street residence ended peacefully, Robinson was arrested on parole violations out of New York City.
Pastor was the third shooting suspect to be identified, and was arrested on a parole violation as well.
Throughout the investigation, Gloversville police were assisted by the New York State Police, the state Division of Parole, Johnstown police and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
Gloversville police and Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira could not be reached for comment Friday.
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