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Man indicted; allegedly shot up occupied residence

Man indicted; allegedly shot up occupied residence

A city man was arraigned Wednesday morning on an attempted murder charge, accused of firing a gun in

A city man was arraigned Wednesday morning on an attempted murder charge, accused of firing a gun into an occupied Elbert Street home over the summer.

Joshua Harwood, 28, of Clarendon Street, appeared in Schenectady County Court before Judge Polly Hoye.

He pleaded not guilty to the new counts.

He was indicted recently on one count each of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree attempted assault. If convicted of the attempted murder count, Harwood faces up to 25 years in state prison.

Harwood is accused of firing into the Elbert Street residence early on June 12. Inside the home were a total of seven people.

No one was hit but bullets were found lodged in several interior walls.

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

The grand jury returned the attempted murder and attempted assault counts, accusing Harwood of intending to cause someone's death inside the house.

Prosecutor Peter Willis declined to detail why prosecutors 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 is represented by attorney Sven Paul.

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