Schenectady Police: Response to fight in progress Tuesday leads to gun discovery


SCHENECTADY – A call for a fight in progress Tuesday night led to the discovery of a man with a gun, police said.

Police spotted the gun after approaching a man at the scene talking on a cell phone, police said.

Arrested was Duquan E. McLeod, 30, of Rockingham, N.C. He faces one count each  of second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies.

The incident happened at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Union Street. Officers responded there for a report of a fight, police said.

When they arrived, they spotted a man there talking on a cell phone while leaning against a vehicle, police said.

As officers approached him and began speaking with him, they spotted the gun in the man’s hand. 

The officers then immediately told the man, identified as McLeod, to drop the gun and lay it on the ground. McLeod did as instructed, police said, and he was taken into custody without further incident.

The gun, police said, was a Glock 17, 9mm handgun with one round in the chamber and a 31-round magazine inserted.

McLeod was arraigned and ordered held on $5,000 bail.

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Dude from North Carolina where the gun laws are laxed, thought he could come to Schenectady with the same mindset lol

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