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Girlfriend: Schenectady man killed was about to be a father

Girlfriend: Schenectady man killed was about to be a father

City police continue to probe
Girlfriend: Schenectady man killed was about to be a father
Jonny Olds.
Photographer: Via GoFundMe page

SCHENECTADY — A couple more months and Jonny Olds would have celebrated a year with his girlfriend, Eshona Morrison, she recalled Monday.

Also in a couple more months, Olds would have celebrated being a father, Morrison said.

Instead, family are planning the 20-year-old's funeral after he was shot and killed early Saturday on Crane Street.

"He was the life of every party," Morrison recalled Monday. "Anywhere he went, people loved him. ... He would make your day, no matter how you were feeling about anything."

City police continued Monday to investigate Olds' killing. They reported no arrests.

The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Crane Street. Police received multiple calls of shots fired and arrived to find Olds lying wounded. A second gunshot victim arrived at Ellis Hospital a short time later. Police also located a stabbing victim connected to the incident. 

The second shooting victim and the stabbing victim have not been identified. The shooting victim was taken to Albany Medical Center for further treatment. Both were expected to survive.

Police have asked that anyone with information contact the department at 518-788-6566.


A small memorial stood near the location of Saturday morning's shooting, honoring Olds. The memorial included a single burning candle and evidence that other candles had been there. A box included handwritten messages "RIP Jonny" and "Stay Fly."

A GoFundMe page, "Raising Money For Jonnys Funeral," was started to help with final expenses. Among those leaving messages was cousin Nasia Bonds.

"Jonny was a caring and loving person," Bonds told The Daily Gazette via a Facebook message. "He will do anything for any and everyone. He was so proud and excited to be a father. He was always smiling and fun to be around."

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