AMSTERDAM — One man was taken into custody on Monday, accused of shooting another man during an argument. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Eugene J. Luicci, 53, of 71 Bunn St., was charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony, and first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, police said Monday Monday evening.
Officers responded to Bunn Street on Monday around 1:14 p.m. after the Montgomery County 911 Dispatch Center and Amsterdam Police Department received numerous calls reporting shots fired in the area, police said.
Witness accounts and evidence at the scene confirmed that at least one individual had been shot before fleeing in a vehicle.
The alleged shooter was quickly located and detained, police said. The victim was located in his vehicle a short time later when he flagged down a state trooper.
The victim, a 24-year-old man, was treated by paramedics with the Amsterdam Fire Department for a single gunshot wound to the lower back. He was transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Police said his injuries appeared to be non-life threatening at this time.
The incident occurred during a verbal argument between Luicci and the victim on the front porch of 71 Bunn St., police said.
Luicci pulled a handgun during the argument and fired a single shot that struck the victim, police said.
Luicci was taken into custody and processed at the station. He was being held pending arraignment in City Court as of Monday night.
The investigation into the incident is continuing. City police were assisted by members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and state police.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to call the Amsterdam Police Department at (518) 842-1100.