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Police: 17-year-old charged in Amsterdam shooting; Second suspect sought

Police: 17-year-old charged in Amsterdam shooting; Second suspect sought

Police: 17-year-old charged in Amsterdam shooting; Second suspect sought
Daquan T. Folks, left, Israel E. Sharp, right

AMSTERDAM - A 17-year-old has been arrested and another suspect is sought in connection with a Tuesday afternoon shooting in Amsterdam, police said.

The shooting damaged a car and a gas pump, but no injuries were reported, police said.

Police Tuesday night arrested Daquan T. Folks, 17, 47 Milton Ave., Apt. 1, Amsterdam, and charged him with second-degree attempted murder and other counts. 

Police are also asking for the public's help in finding 19-year-old Israel E. Sharp, of Amsterdam, who is also accused of involvement in the incident.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Tuesday at 165 Church St., the Mobil Station, for shots fired. They arrived to find damage to a car and gas pump, but no reports of injuries.

Police later determined that an argument had taken place between two groups that ended when one suspect fired no fewer than 10 shots at the other group of individuals.

Police used video surveillance to develop both Folks and Sharp as suspects.

Police arrested Folks late Tuesday at his residence, with assistance from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and state police.

Police asked that anyone with information on Sharp's whereabouts to contact investigators. Sharp is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him should contact police immediately at 518-842-1100, police said. Information can also be sent anonymously to [email protected] .

Folks also faces charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

 

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