One man has been indicted in a February Paige Street shooting death while two others face indictments related to the case.
Carlson Nunes, 23, of Albany faces one count of second-degree murder and a host of weapons and robbery-related counts.
He is accused of gunning down 26-year-old Carlos Figueroa on Feb. 16 in the course of an attempted robbery.
Nunes was arraigned Friday in Schenectady County Court and pleaded not guilty. He was ordered held.
Also arraigned Friday were Christopher Nunes, 23, of Troy, and Sheiquan Parker, 22, of Albany. They both face one count each of second-degree attempted robbery and third-degree attempted robbery, felonies.
They are accused of participating in the attempted robbery of Figueroa, but they are not accused of causing his death. Prosecutor John Healy declined to elaborate on that later Friday.
Both were arrested within days of the shooting. Christopher Nunes was never charged with the murder. Parker, however, was charged then with murder but now only faces the attempted robbery counts.
Both pleaded not guilty Friday and were ordered held.
A fourth person was also arrested in February. Yunis A. Johnson, 22, of Albany, was arrested then on one count of second-degree murder. No indictment against Johnson has been reported.
Figueroa was the target of the robbery when authorities say Carlson Nunes shot him in the neck, killing him, just after 9 that evening.
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney has said the shooting came during a prearranged meeting of those involved.
Figueroa was married and had two young girls.
Attending Friday’s arraignments was Figueroa’s father, Herman Figueroa Sr.
Figueroa said he continues to struggle with his son’s death. “What do you got to shoot him for?” he said afterward.
“The kids are hanging on,” he said, “and I’m doing my best.”