Man charged in Thursday Gloversville shooting; Arrested after extensive search, police say

Solomon Wilson - Gloversville Police Department

Solomon Wilson - Gloversville Police Department

GLOVERSVILLE – Solomon A. Wilson was arrested early Sunday and charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony, in connection with a Thursday shooting in the city.

Police had previously named Wilson, 59, a “person of interest” on Thursday, releasing a photo of him in an orange jump suit from a prior arrest.

Early Thursday morning city police responded to a report of a 46-year-old man with a gunshot wound at Nathan Littauer Hospital‘s emergency room.

A police press release on Sunday stated that “the search for Wilson had been extensive and involved members of the New York State Police, as well as Law Enforcement Agencies across the Mid-Atlantic states.”

According to city police, the shooting occurred at 40 Sixth Ave., Apt. 1 in Gloversville.

Police have not released the identity of the shooting victim or his condition. On Thursday police stated in a news release that the victim’s condition was not known and no update as to his condition has been provided since then.

On Friday Lt. Brad Schaffer, spokesman for the Gloversville Police Department, said the shooting victim had driven himself to the hospital shortly before police responded to the report of a gunshot victim.

Schaffer said there was no 911 call alerting police to the sound of any gunshots at the time of the shooting.

State law requires hospitals to report to police within one hour of when a patient is admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police said the shooting victim was transported to Albany Medical Center after police interviewed him.

Police named Wilson a “person of interest” after going to 40 Sixth Ave., Apt. 1 on Thursday and detaining several people, none of whom were charged.

Police gave no information on why Wilson was initially named a “person of interest” and have refused to release additional information about the incident, stating on Thursday that the investigation into the shooting “remains very active.”

Police on Sunday said that their investigation into the shooting “remains extremely active” and they have a second suspect, although the description of the suspect is vague.

“Gloversville police are attempting to identify a second suspect, who is currently only known as ‘Ty’ or ‘T’, reported to be a light-skinned black male. ‘Ty” or ‘T’ may be related to Mr. Wilson,” reads the news release.

Police said Wilson was waiting arraignment in Gloversville City Court and they don’t believe there is any danger to the general public.

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