Schenectady

Police: Man shot and killed Saturday night in Schenectady

Schenectady police officer Molly Flavin stands in the doorway of 878 Maplewood Avenue in Mont Pleasant Saturday night.
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Schenectady police officer Molly Flavin stands in the doorway of 878 Maplewood Avenue in Mont Pleasant Saturday night.

SCHENECTADY – City police continued Sunday evening to investigate the gunshot homicide of a man in his 30s Saturday evening.

Police had not released the man’s name by early evening, but the area around where the man was shot remained taped off and an officer watching the scene late Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the area of 878 Maplewood Ave. just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of shots fired, police said.

Upon arrival, officers found a man in his 30s suffering from a gunshot wound.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

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The scene of the shooting is in Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant neighborhood, is near the Steinmetz Educational Center and within sight of Mont Pleasant Middle School, which overlooks the street.

The fatal shooting marked the city’s sixth of the the year  and came about two and a half months after 22-year-old Albany resident Elnahcere S. Vincent was shot and killed on State Street Sept. 25. Fellow Albany resident Anibal H. Madera, 27, was charged in that case.

More recently, city police reported a shots fired incident Nov. 26 on Sixth Avenue. Police discovered a bullet hole in a parked car, but no injuries were reported.

Then, on Nov. 23, police reported shots fired in the city’s Northside neighborhood, at Avenue A and Seneca Street. One person was injured. Two people were charged with weapons possession, including the injured man, authorities have said.

Maplewood Avenue was also the scene of a 2019 homicide. In that case, Budhnarain Kadar, 42, was sentenced last month to 19 years to life in state prison after he admitted to the strangulation murder of Marian Singh at 856 Maplewood Ave.

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