Police: Man injured in Monday night Schenectady shooting charged with weapons possession

Police at the scene Monday night

Police at the scene Monday night

SCHENECTADY – A city man injured in a shooting last Monday night has now been accused of possessing a weapon and firing it on a moving vehicle, authorities said.

Jahquese M. Flanders, 23, was charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.

He “did possess a loaded handgun and fire said handgun upon a moving vehicle,” according to police allegations filed in court.

The charge itself, however, only concerns the alleged possession of the handgun, not firing it.

Flanders was shot and wounded in the Monday night incident in the area of Avenue A and Seneca Street, police said. Police responded to a report of shots fired, possibly four gunshots, and a vehicle leaving the area, police have said.

Officers arrived to find multiple shell casings from at least two different calibers, indicating two different guns were fired, police have said.

A short time afterward, police received a call from Ellis Hospital for a man who walked into their emergency room with gunshot wounds.

That man, whom police identified as Flanders, was taken on to Albany Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his left arm and back.

Flanders was arraigned on the weapons charge and ordered held on $75,000 bail. He remained held Saturday.

Soon after the report from the hospital, police received information about a woman believed to have come to the hospital with Flanders and was seen walking away. Officers stopped her in the area of Teviot Road and Wendell Avenue and she confirmed that she dropped the shooting victim off at the hospital, police said.

Police also found her in possession of a loaded Sig Sauer handgun, police said. Police determined the gun had been reported stolen in Rotterdam last month, according to allegations filed in court.

The woman was identified as Elisa V. Gomez, 22, of Schenectady. She was charged with one count each of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, felonies.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact police at 518-788-6566.

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