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DA: Schenectady man convicted in shooting; Faces up to 25 years

DA: Schenectady man convicted in shooting; Faces up to 25 years

DA: Schenectady man convicted in shooting; Faces up to 25 years
Leroy Bowden
Photographer: Schenectady County District Attorney (inset); Shutterstock (background)

SCHENECTADY - A city man was convicted this past week in connection with a December 2018 shooting in Schenectady, the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office said.

Leroy Bowden, 55, was convicted of first-degree assault, second-degree gang assault, second-degree burglary, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies. He was acquitted of attempted murder.

The case stems from a Dec. 26, 2018 shooting on DeGraff Street in Schenectady, prosecutors said. Bowden and three others walked there at about 3:30 a.m. to attack the victim. Bowden brought his .380-caliber, semi-automatic handgun.

Once there, they confronted the victim and Bowden handed his handgun to one of his companions, who then shot the victim through the wrist and into the victim's abdomen, prosecutors said.

Bowden was tried as an accomplice to the shooting. The alleged shooter is set to go on trial Monday. A release did not identify that defendant or give the status of cases against two other defendants.

Bowden is to be sentenced April 23. He faces up to 25 years in prison on the first-degree assault conviction.

 

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