Police: Schenectady man fired gun inside Union St. apartment


SCHENECTADY – A city man fired a gun inside a Union Street apartment Wednesday afternoon, hitting a woman in the leg, authorities said.

Police said the man also possessed three separate handguns, as well as quantities of cocaine and pills described as Fentanyl/methamphetamine.

Charged was Michael Rouse, 29, of Union Street. He also was listed with an Albany address.

Rouse faces one count of first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, as well as multiple felony weapons and felony drug counts, records show.

The incident happened just after 2 p.m. Wednesday at 1208 Union St., according to allegations filed in court.

Rouse is accused of firing a single shot from a handgun inside the residence and striking the woman in the leg. Court filings did not include further information on the woman’s condition.

Investigators reported they later uncovered 78.43 grams of cocaine, as well as the Fentanyl/methamphetamine pills and crack cocaine.

Rouse is accused of possessing a loaded ,38 Smith and Wesson, a loaded Taurus Millennium semi-automatic handgun and a loaded handgun described as a ghost gun.

He faces three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, along with a misdemeanor controlled substance count.

Rouse was arraigned and ordered held without bail.

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