Albany police make quick arrest in Saturday shooting


ALBANY — Albany police made an arrest Saturday afternoon in a non-fatal shooting that had happened only hours earlier at a residence on Washington Avenue.

Javon Robinson, 31, of Albany, was arrested following an investigation by members of the Albany Police Department and charged with attempted second-degree murder, and two counts of second-degree criminal possesion of a weapon.

Police said that at about 4:30 a.m., Robinson shot a 37-year-old man while inside of a home on the 400 block of Washington Avenue, near Cortland Place. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the hip, torso and lower extremities, police said. The victim is being treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital, but police said the injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

Police said the investigation led them to Robinson’s brother, Roger Thompson, 30, also of Albany, who was arrested on one charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said a loaded 9-mm handgun was recovered in a vehicle associated with the incident.

Both men will be arraigned Monday in Albany City Court.

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