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Man charged with firing handgun at people

Man charged with firing handgun at people

Police official unaware whether suspect is connected with Monday shooting
Man charged with firing handgun at people
Police Sgt. Christopher Scaccia takes Angel Madera into custody Tuesday after he barricaded himself inside a home
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER

SCHENECTADY -- The man who holed up briefly inside a Holland Road home Tuesday night now faces charges in connection with shots fired earlier this month on Haigh Avenue, authorities said.

Angel M. Madera, 22, of Albany, is accused of firing several rounds from a .22-caliber handgun in the direction of people on Dec. 2, according to papers filed in court. No one was hit.

Madera faces one count each of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies.

Tuesday's standoff began after a traffic stop in the area of 1040 Holland Road. Police attempted to stop Madera because he was a crime suspect, according to court papers.

Madera stopped his vehicle and fled on foot into the Holland Road home. It was unclear what connection Madera may have had with the residence, but he is not accused of illegally entering it.

Police converged on the home as Madera initially refused to leave. Police called his name using loudspeakers, telling him they weren't leaving.

Madera walked out just after 6 p.m. with his hands up and was taken into custody.

The brief standoff and arrest came a day after Kenny G. Barros was found shot inside 308 Schenectady St. A police spokesman today said he is not aware of any connection between Madera and the Barros shooting.

Barros was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition Tuesday.

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