The man who was shot three times on Aug. 12 at his Littauer Place residence was identified today by Gloversville police as a suspect in the Monday shooting behind Naif’s Grocery that left a man with a wound to the face.
Police are in the middle of investigations involving three separate, but apparently connected, violent incidents in Gloversville in the last month.
In a press release today, police said Codie Hayward, whom authorities found lying at the intersection of East Fulton Street and Littauer Place almost two weeks ago with three gunshot wounds, was arrested Wednesday on parole violation charges by the state Division of Parole.
Police said another suspect in Monday’s shooting, Louis Robinson, also known as “Black,” of Briggs Street, Johnstown, and formerly from Brooklyn, was arrested Wednesday after a brief standoff with police at 291 N. Main St. in Gloversville.
Monday’s shooting victim was identified as David Ortiz, 26, of Amsterdam. A preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was a robbery attempt, police said. The vehicle used by the suspects was recovered several hours after the shooting, and police said their subsequent investigation led officers to a Briggs Street address in Johnstown.
At about 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gloversville, Johnstown and state police, as well as the state Division of Parole, who had a search warrant, recovered evidence at the Briggs Street address related to the robbery.
“It appears all the incidents involved subjects known to each other and were not random acts,” the police said in the news release. “The investigations also showed gang activity involved in two of the three incidents.”
Additional information provided by several sources ultimately led officers to 291 N. Main St., where they recovered more evidence related to the shooting and robbery. After the standoff, police arrested Robinson for alleged parole violations.
Meanwhile, police have also identified a suspect in the Aug. 3 stabbing of LaTerence Wilson, but have not been able to speak with him yet as he is currently in Riker’s Island jail on attempted murder charges unrelated to the Wilson stabbing.
Wilson, 27, of 7 E. 8th Ave., Gloversville, is still recovering at Albany Medical Center from stab wounds to the chest and groin. He was found by police early the morning of Aug. 3 on Hamilton Street in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery.
Wilson was one of four men acquitted nearly two years on charges of raping a woman outside a Gloversville tavern. The men were prosecuted under hate crime provisions for allegedly targeting the victim because she was a lesbian.
“The investigations into the three incidents are continuing with witnesses being interviewed and evidence being processed,” the release said.
Once police complete the three investigations, they will be referred to Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira for possible grand jury action.