Colonie Police: Man fired at, damaged, four businesses early Saturday in Latham

The man identified as Christopher Huck is seen on surveillance video firing his weapon. Huck  (inset) and two weapons recovered - Credit: Colonie Police Department

The man identified as Christopher Huck is seen on surveillance video firing his weapon. Huck  (inset) and two weapons recovered - Credit: Colonie Police Department

COLONIE A Warren County man damaged four Latham businesses by gunfire early Saturday and illegally entered one of them, Colonie Police said.

No one was hurt in any of the incidents, police said.

Christopher J. Huck, 23, of Bolton Landing, was arrested on one count of second-degree burglary, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal mischief, along with one count of second-degree criminal use of a firearm, felonies, police said.

The incidents happened early Saturday morning. Police received multiple calls from Route 9 business owners reporting damage to their property from bullets, police said.

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Most of the damage was to exterior windows, but, in one instance, the suspect entered the business after breaking the front door and fired several rounds inside at various objects, police said.

All four businesses were closed and unoccupied at the time, police said. The incidents happened between 2 and 3 a.m. and it appeared about 20 rounds total were fired, police said.

The investigation quickly centered on Huck and police found him in Bolton Landing Sunday, police said.

Police recovered all the firearms used, a .22 caliber handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle. They had been owned by a relative, who was not aware Huck took them, police said.

Police did not entirely know Huck’s motive, but said it did not appear that the businesses were specifically targeted.

Police identified the businesses damaged as Uncle Sam’s Health Foods, Latham Billiards, New Country Lexus and the Gulf gas station, all on Loudon Road.

The investigation remained ongoing Monday. Police were also trying to identify any additional victims. Anyone with information was asked to contact police at 518-783-2754.

Huck was arraigned and ordered held pending bail and a preliminary hearing.

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