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Attempted murder alleged in Schenectady shooting

Attempted murder alleged in Schenectady shooting

A man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Mont Pleasant on Tuesd

A man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Mont Pleasant on Tuesday night, police said.

Stephen A. Wallace, 21, of 935 Norwood Ave., is accused of shooting a man in the abdomen just before 10 p.m. Tuesday evening near the corner of Crane Street and Sixth Avenue, police said.

Police did not describe how the man was shot or identify him. A Daily Gazette photographer at the scene captured an image of the victim appearing alert on a gurney before being loaded into an ambulance.

The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

Wallace was arrested Wednesday in East Greenbush with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service and the East Greenbush Police Department.

Wallace faces one count each of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree assault, all felonies. He is accused of intentionally attempting to cause the man’s death.

State records show Wallace has been to prison previously and remains on parole.

He was sentenced in January 2011 in Schenectady County to three years, six months in state prison for third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. Records indicate he was released in May and was to remain under supervision until November 2014.

Newspaper accounts show Wallace was arrested that previous May, for allegedly possessing and selling heroin in Schenectady.

He was arraigned on the new charges and ordered held without bail. He remained at the Schenectady County Jail on Thursday evening.

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