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Schenectady shooting suspect nabbed in Amsterdam raid

Schenectady shooting suspect nabbed in Amsterdam raid

A man wanted in an October shooting in Schenectady was arrested Thursday in Amsterdam.

A man wanted in an October shooting in Schenectady was arrested Thursday in Amsterdam.

Schenectady police said Hector M. Abreu, 21, shot a man in the legs Oct. 29 in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood.

The victim was walking on Martin Street, between State and Albany streets, about 9 a.m. when someone approached him in a vehicle and fired, police said. The victim, who police believe was the shooter’s intended target, was treated at Albany Medical Center.

Abreu was arrested during a raid on a second-floor apartment at 310 Division St. in Amsterdam. Officers found him hiding in the apartment and arrested him without incident, police said. He was returned to Schenectady, where he is expected to be arraigned this morning.

Amsterdam police were assisted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Schenectady Police Department.

Abreu faces one count each of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies, as well as second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

A second man arrested in the same raid, Willie Deleon, 34, who lives in the Division Street house, is wanted in New York City on drug charges, police said. He was being held Thursday at the Amsterdam Police Department until he could be taken to New York City to face those charges.

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