SCHENECTADY — A man is facing numerous charges after police said he got out of his car and fired a gun at a moving vehicle with a 2-year-old nearby.
Kareem N. Taylor, 39, was arrested Saturday morning after the incident, which happened in the area of Park Place and South Avenue. He faces eight charges in total, including five felonies and three misdemeanors, according to a police report.
During a domestic dispute about 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Taylor allegedly stepped out of his vehicle, pulled out a 9 mm Sig Sauer handgun and shot at a 22-year-old woman as she was driving away in a separate vehicle, police said. Taylor’s 2-year-old daughter was in the backseat of his car when the shooting happened, according to police reports.
When officers arrested Taylor and brought him to the police station on Liberty Street, he was found in possession of pills that tested positive for MDMA, a form of ecstasy. The pills were packaged for sale, police said. Five of them were orange and stamped with a star; two were red and stamped with a “1”; and two were white and stamped with a bunny, police said.
Taylor faces felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment. One of the weapon charges was brought because he had previously been convicted of a crime, according to the police report..
He also faces misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.