Gloversville police looking for ‘person of interest’ in shooting


GLOVERSVILLE – City police have named Solomon A. Wilson “a person of interest” in a shooting incident officials say occurred early Thursday morning.

“Mr. Wilson may be operating a Gray, 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, bearing New York Registration KGD 7764,” according to a police news release. “Wilson was most recently a resident of the city of Johnstown.”

On Thursday the Gloversville Police Department issued two news releases pertaining to a shooting incident they say occurred at 40 6th Ave, Apt. 1.

The first news release was put out at 5:20 a.m. and described police being dispatched to the emergency room at Nathan Littauer Hospital at 2:29 a.m. for a report of a man who had been shot.

“Upon arrival to the emergency room, patrol officers contacted the 46-year-old male victim who had suffered at least one gunshot wound to his back,” according to the release. “The male victim was subsequently transferred to Albany Medical Center. As of the time of this release, the male victim’s condition is not known.”

The release then states members of the city Police Department and the New York State Police went to 40 6th Ave., Apt. 1., and “several individuals have been detained.”

The second Gloversville Police Department news release at 4:55 p.m. included the information about Wilson and police obtained photograph of him, but did not include any information about possible arrests. 

The second news release also did not include the name of the victim or his current condition. Police said no further information would be released Thursday, including the time police believe the shooting took place, saying it is being withheld as a key piece of information in the case.

Police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras in the area of 6th Avenue and Helwig Street, or anyone with any information about the incident, to contact police at (518) 773-4506.



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