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All victims charged in Schenectady shooting

All victims charged in Schenectady shooting

Four charged in Tuesday morning’s Shirley Drive triple shooting by Schenectady police.
All victims charged in Schenectady shooting
Pharoah J. Nisby

Four individuals were charged by Schenectady police in connection with Tuesday morning's triple shooting on Shirley Drive.

Pharoah J. Nisby, 22, of Schenectady, was charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and one count each of burglary, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful imprisonment and assault.

Nisby was charged and arraigned after surgery at Albany Medical Center late last night. He sustained four gunshot wounds — two to the arm and two to the leg.

It appears Nisby went to the home at 10 Shirley Dr. shortly after 1 a.m. with plans to burglarize the house, according to Sgt. Matt Dearing. He was carrying a .380 semi-automatic handgun, according to court documents.

“Then something happened inside, which led to gunfire,” Dearing said.

Nisby is charged with shooting Chaquill Foster, 22, of Schenectady, and Vantze Maddicks, 20, of Schenectady, who were inside apartment 2 of the house at the time.

Foster was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana, both felonies.

Foster was in possession of more than 500 milligrams of cocaine and more than 16 ounces of marijuana, according to court paperwork.

In addition to the gunshot wound, Nisby allegedly bit Foster on the left cheek.

Vantze Maddicks was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Maddicks had a .380 Bersa handgun, according to court documents.

All three sustained gunshot wounds and were treated at Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, Dearing said. They were questioned by police at the hospital.

A fourth person, who was in the house at the time but not injured in the shooting, was also charged in connection with the incident.

Daiqwan Maddicks-Parks, 20, of Schenectady, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

“He is alleged to have left the residence in possession of a firearm when officers were on the scene first thing in the morning,” Dearing said.

Maddicks-Parks was also charged with tampering with physical evidence. According to court paperwork, he concealed a Hi Point .380 semi automatic handgun and attempted to leave the premises after the shooting.

Nisby’s unlawful imprisonment charge was for allegedly pointing a handgun at Maddicks-Parks preventing him from leaving the house.

All three men were turned over to the Schenectady County Jail, Dearing said.

Nisby was also charged in connection with a February shooting on Crane Street. He was charged with attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.

The shooting at 1349 Crane St. sent Marvin Sanchez, 30, to Albany Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sanchez survived the shooting, according to Dearing.

Sanchez sustained gunshot wounds to the face and torso, according to court documents.

Nisby went to prison in April 2012 for stabbing a man near his Webster Street residence and served 2 1/2 years in prison. His full prison sentence elapsed in October and he was released.

State records indicate Nisby was under post-release supervision until August 2017.

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

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