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Man wanted for questioning in Crane St. shooting

Man wanted for questioning in Crane St. shooting

Schenectady police are seeking the public's help in locating a man — who is considered armed and dan
Man wanted for questioning in Crane St. shooting
Pharoah J. Nisby

Schenectady police are seeking the public's help in locating a man — who is considered armed and dangerous — wanted for questioning related to Saturday's shooting.

Police Sgt. Adriel Linyear said Pharoah J. Nisby, 22, a parolee, is considered "a person of interest" in the shooting on Crane Street on Saturday morning that sent Marvin Sanchez, 30, to Albany Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Nisby is described by police as 5-foot, 4-inches tall and weighing 140-150 pounds. Anyone with information about Nisby's whereabouts is asked to contact Schenectady police at 518-382-5200 ext. 5614.

Records indicate Nisby went to prison in 2012 for a Schenectady stabbing. He received a sentence of 2 1/2 years in prison.

Nisby pleaded guilty then to second-degree assault, admitting to stabbing a man in April 2012 near his Webster Street residence. The victim in that case suffered a lacerated spleen and punctured lung.

Prosecutors said at the time that Nisby got into an argument with the man, the boyfriend of Nisby's mother, after Nisby's mother threw Nisby out of the house.

Nisby's full prison sentence elapsed in October and he was released. State records indicate he is to be under post-release supervision until August 2017.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sanchez was shot at his home at 1349 Crane St. The suspect fled the scene. Police blocked the area of Crane Street while searching for the suspect and later expanded their search to include homes on Santa Fe Street.

Police said two females were detained inside the home at 1347 Crane St., the apartment upstairs, and interviewed by detectives on Saturday. They later were released.

Around 10 p.m. that night there was another shooting at the home. Police said shots were fired into the second-floor apartment at 1347 Crane St. where at least two adults were inside at the time. There were no reported injuries.

Two vehicles were seen leaving the scene shortly after the incident Saturday night, police said. One vehicle was described as a white sedan; the second as a black sedan. The make and model of both vehicles are unknown.

Reach Gazette reporter Haley Viccaro at 395-3114, or @HRViccaro on Twitter.

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