Schenectady man charged with promoting a suicide attempt

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SCHENECTADY — A Schenectady man has been charged with two felonies, including promoting a suicide attempt, in connection to an incident where he allegedly handed a victim a gun and encouraged her to commit suicide.

Trevin Bahadoor, 31, was arrested on June 3 at approximately 11:46 a.m. at a city residence for allegedly attempting to pressure the unnamed victim into killing herself with a Smith and Wesson M&P 10mm handgun, according to allegations filed in court.

The woman did not commit suicide, police said.

Bahadoor was arrested and charged with a Class E felony count of promoting a suicide attempt and a first-degree Class D felony count of reckless endangerment for allegedly creating a grave risk of death to the victim.

According to police, officers were originally made aware of the incident by an uninvolved third party. Schenectady Police detectives subsequently applied for an Extreme Risk Protection Order against Bahadoor in regards to the victim, which was granted on Wednesday.

The case is a rarity in the area. Longtime Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney said Thursday he doesn’t recall having prosecuted such a charge previously.

Bahadoor was also charged, accused in a gun-related incident from days earlier. On May 28, just after 1:30 a.m., Bahadoor is accused of firing a gun on a residential street. He faces one count of first-degree reckless endangerment in that incident.

Bahadoor has been released from custody while he awaits trial.

Contact Ted Remsnyder at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @TedRemsnyder.

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