Schenectady County

Man shot by police inside Gazette building charged with three felonies

Police said Elvis Norwood, 21, remains in stable condition at Albany Medical Center.

The man shot by police on Saturday inside the offices of The Daily Gazette was charged today with three separate felonies, police said.

Elvis Norwood, 21, who police said was shot after he lunged at them with a knife, faces one count each of second-degree burglary, attempted aggravated assault on a police officer and menacing a police officer, all felonies.

Norwood was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon.

Police said Norwood remained in stable condition today at Albany Medical Center where he is being treated for three gunshot wounds.

Norwood was allowed into the newspaper building by a security guard Saturday afternoon so he could get a drink of water, but then refused to leave.

Later, Gazette General Manager Daniel Beck called police when a knife was spotted in Norwood’s hand. After about five minutes of talking to police, Norwood allegedly lunged at an officer with the knife. The officer, Brett Ferris, fired four shots, three of which struck Norwood.

He is to be arraigned at the hospital.

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