SCHENECTADY — A man who touched off a manhunt in Hamilton Hill in January has been convicted on related weapons and endangerment charges, according to the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office.
Dale Gilmore, 27, was convicted Thursday after two hours of jury deliberations and a six-day trial.
Gilmore was arrested in early February in Cohoes after a traffic stop — and about two weeks after he evaded police in the wake of a shooting.
The jury found Gilmore fired a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol in the direction of his girlfriend, Haley Baxter, on Jan. 19 during an argument at her 1318 State St. apartment. Baxter was not hit by the round.
Police later spotted Gilmore in a vehicle, but he jumped out and fled. Another man in the vehicle also fled but was apprehended.
Baxter, who was also in the vehicle at the time, moved the car as police chased the fleeing men, and police charged her with obstructing government administration as a result. The status of her case could not be determined on Thursday.
The foot chase led to a large police response in the area, and multiple city schools were placed on lockout, including Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School and Mont Pleasant Middle School.
Gilmore faces up to 15 years in state prison on the weapon-related convictions and is to be sentenced at a later date.
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney praised his staff, including prosecutor Kyle Petit and his office’s investigators.
“This case presented some unique problems at trial which were surmounted because of the substantial efforts of our trial team consisting of ADA Kyle Petit and all five of our assigned trial investigators who worked diligently to find and secure the cooperation of witnesses,” Carney said in a prepared statement.
Attorney Michael Mansion represented Gilmore. Judge Kathleen Hogan presided over the case.