Amsterdam Police: Bronx man arrested in June Union St. shooting of man in neck; Faces attempted murder count

Heriberto Rodriguez - Amsterdam Police Department

Heriberto Rodriguez - Amsterdam Police Department

AMSTERDAM – A Bronx man has been arrested in connection with the June shooting of a man on Union Street, police said Sunday.

Heriberto Rodriguez, 23, of the Bronx, was arrested in New York City on one count of second-degree attempted murder, police said.

Rodriguez is accused of opening fire from a vehicle in front of 92 Union St. June 18, striking the victim on the sidewalk, police said. The victim, 25, suffered a gunshot wound to his neck. He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center and survived.

The shooting happened at about 3:45 p.m. that day. Amsterdam Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies and state police responded to the scene. 

Investigators soon determined the victim had been standing on the sidewalk with a group of people when a white four door vehicle drove up and someone inside the vehicle fired at least two shots toward the group, one shot striking the victim, police said.

Through the investigation and video surveillance, detectives identified the vehicle  used by the shooter, which was then located later that same evening in Perth, police said. Detectives also recovered the gun believed used in the crime near the vehicle.

Police then soon identified their suspect as Rodriguez and had an arrest warrant signed by June 23, police said.

Rodriguez was recently found in New York City with the help of New York City Police detectives, police said.

Rodriguez was then transported to Amsterdam, where he was processed and held for arraignment, police said.


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