SCHENECTADY — City police have filed an attempted murder charge in an October shooting that occurred in the area of State and Hulett streets in broad daylight.
With the assistance of the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force, police said that on Friday morning they arrested Jaquell M. Bradley, 25, of Schenectady, based on the investigation city detectives have conducted since the shooting that occurred on Oct. 8 at the often-busy intersection.
Bradley faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, first-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment. All are felonies, and Bradley was jailed in lieu of bail.
Newspaper records indicate that Bradley has been arrested in numerous occasions over the last decade, on charges including assault, menacing and drug possession. State Department of Corrections and Community Services records indicate he is on parole after serving a two-year state prison sentence for attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Police said that on Oct. 8, officers were dispatched to the State and Hulett area at 1:08 p.m. following reports of multiple shots fired in the area. Upon their arrival, police said the officers were able to determine shots had been fired, but could not locate any victim.
Shortly afterward, the county dispatching center received a call that a person suffering from a gunshot wound had been brought to a local hospital by private vehicle. Police quickly connected the gunshot victim to the shooting. Police have not identified the victim nor said how seriously he was injured.
The shooting occurred in daylight on a section of State Street that is typically busy with traffic and pedestrians, leading to the reckless endangerment charge.
There have been at least a half-dozen shootings in the city since July.