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Was police shooting victim armed? Authorities still mum

Was police shooting victim armed? Authorities still mum

Several shots fired; suspect hit twice
Was police shooting victim armed? Authorities still mum
Schenectady police continue their investigation Tuesday on Mumford Street.
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER

Evidence technicians worked through the rain Tuesday processing the scene where a day earlier officers opened fire on a man during a domestic call.

They used various tools to try and extract at least a half dozen bullets from the second story of 535 Mumford St., pulling back siding and cutting out wood.

The evidence collection continued as did the overall investigation. 

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Anthony Logan, 23, remained in the intensive care unit Tuesday at Albany Medical Center, a family member said. Logan suffered two separate gunshot wounds, one to his shoulder and one to his abdomen.

Police opened fire on Logan Monday morning after he made what appeared to be a quick movement with his right arm as he stood on the second-floor porch, as shown on a Facebook Live video that captured the shooting.

Police responded to the home for a report of a domestic incident. The shooting happened at least 25 minutes after officers arrived and 11 minutes after Logan is first seen on the Facebook Live video.

The man who took the video said he saw what looked like a gun in Logan's hand as Logan made the quick arm movement. The video isn't clear enough to confirm what, if anything, Logan held. 

Police have not said whether they recovered a gun in the aftermath of the incident. 

Police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Dearing on Tuesday only said that the incident remained under investigation.

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"They're working on the search warrant as we speak," Dearing said at mid-day Tuesday, "so I don't have any information in regards to that at all."

No charges have been filed yet against Logan. A Logan family member, who declined to be identified, said she understands no family members have yet to see Logan because of a guard on his room.

Logan survived the shooting despite waiting more than two hours for police to enter the home and send paramedics in.

The woman questioned that delay. He was bleeding, police were aware he was hit, she said.

"I don't understand why it took so long to go in," she said.

Dearing repeated that officers needed to ensure it was safe to enter the house. "In a situation like that, you need to make sure that the scene is secure and safe," Dearing said, "not only for that individual on the porch, but for officers, for medics, for ambulance  drivers. So there's numerous different factors that come into play that need to be taken into consideration before someone can just go rushing in."

The police SWAT team eventually went in about 12:30 p.m. Monday. The incident began just before 10 a.m.

Among the other information police have not released is how many shots officers fired and who fired them.

The evidence technicians' work outside the home appeared to confirm the indications from witnesses that multiple officers fired. 

Bullet trajectory rods inserted into bullet holes in the house by the investigators and visible from the street pointed to origins both in the front left and right of the house.

Officers had taken up positions behind squad cars parked in the street in both areas, training their weapons on Logan as he refused to come out.

In all, six apparent bullet holes could be seen from the street in either the porch balcony or the second-floor front of the house, according to markings placed by police. 

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