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Schenectady man indicted in summer shooting

Schenectady man indicted in summer shooting

A city man was arraigned Wednesday morning on an attempted murder count, accused of firing into an o

A city man was arraigned this morning on an attempted murder count, accused of firing into an occupied Elbert Street home over the summer.

Joshua Harwood, 28, of Clarendon Street, appeared in Schenectady County Court and pleaded not guilty to new counts of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree attempted assault. If convicted of the attempted murder count, Harwood faces up to 25 years in prison.

Harwood is accused of firing into the Elbert Street residence early on June 12. Inside the home were a total of seven people, but no one was hit. Bullets, though, were found lodged in several interior walls.

Harwood was arrested the next month, charged with seven counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.

A grand jury returned the attempted murder and attempted assault counts, accusing Harwood of intending to cause someone’s death inside the house. Prosecutors declined to say why they believe Harwood was shooting at the home.

Harwood also faces two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of first-degree reckless endangerment. He remains in custody.

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