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Schenectady man charged in August Vassar Street shooting, faces attempted murder count

Schenectady man charged in August Vassar Street shooting, faces attempted murder count

The victim underwent emergency surgery, survived
Schenectady man charged in August Vassar Street shooting, faces attempted murder count
Police at a secondary scene on Eastern Avenue Aug. 28
Photographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

SCHENECTADY -- A city man has been charged in the August shooting of a man on Vassar Street, authorities said.

Louis Griffin, Jr., 27, of Eastern Avenue, was arrested Wednesday in New York City and charged with one count each of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and other charges.

Griffin is accused of opening fire on Vassar Street over the noon hour Aug. 28 and hitting the victim in the torso twice.

The victim was transported to Albany Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery for his injuries. The victim survived.

The police's initial investigation led them to the Eastern Avenue area where Griffin lived, but police didn't catch up with him until Wednesday in New York.

Vassar Street runs off State Street, near Park View Cemetery and Fehr Avenue. It is just over two miles from the secondary scene on Eastern Avenue.

Griffin was also charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, felonies.

He was arraigned and ordered held on $125,000 bail. He remained in custody Thursday.

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