A Schenectady man has been arrested in the killing of a man who died inside a car that crashed into the Motel 6 in Colonie, just over the Rotterdam line.
Paul A. L. Streeks, 23, of Schenectady was arrested by the Colonie Police Department around 10 p.m. Friday and charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to a news release from the department.
On Tuesday police responded to a car that crashed into the Motel 6 at 2700 Curry Road but police determined that it appeared the victim crashed his vehicle into the motel while attempting to flee the scene.
Police later said a man in his 20s, later identified as Xiaa L. Price of Schenectady died of a single gunshot wound.
“Due to this being an ongoing and active investigation, the department cannot release any further details regarding this incident, or further describe this defendant’s role in the incident,” states the release. “As more information is developed, additional arrests could be forthcoming.”
Streeks was arraigned in Colonie Justice Court and is set to return May 20.
Police said anyone with information can contact the Colonie Police Investigations Division at 518-783-2754. Anyone who wants to report a tip anonymously can call the Capital Region Crimestoppers at 1-833-ALB-TIPS or go to capitalregioncrimestoppers.com.