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Police: Schenectady man pistol-whipped teenage son

Police: Schenectady man pistol-whipped teenage son

He's also accused of possessing more than a pound of marijuana, police say
Police: Schenectady man pistol-whipped teenage son
Clifton Burton
Photographer: Schenectady County Jail (inset); Shutterstock (background)

SCHENECTADY -- A city man used a gun to strike his 17-year-old son on Sunday, authorities said.

Clifton Burton, 48, of Lincoln Avenue, faces a host of felonies, including second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault.

Burton used a 9 mm Ruger semi-automatic handgun to hit the teen in the back of his head multiple times just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence, according to police.

The assault caused injury that required medical attention, according to the court documents.

Burton allegedly made admissions to police about the incident.

More than a pound of marijuana was also found at his residence, according to police. As a result, Burton also faces one count of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.

Other charges include two counts of second-degree criminal use of a firearm, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, according to court documents.

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