2 facing weapons charges in Cohoes shooting death case

Albany County
Joseph Evans mugshot

Joseph Evans mugshot. (Albany County District Attorney)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Albany County District Attorney’s Office announced that two men were arraigned for their involvement in a fatal shooting in Cohoes on June 30.

Joseph Evans, 20, and an unnamed 18-year-old who was a minor at the time of the incident—both of Cohoes—are alleged to have had an illegal, loaded firearm. Both were charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. This class C felony carries up to 15 years with a conviction, according to maximum state sentencing guidelines.

Both pleaded not guilty to the alleged involvement. The 18-year-old was released under the condition of electronic monitoring.

“We have made tremendous progress on this case due to the tireless efforts of our patrol officers and detectives, but there are still unanswered questions. There are people who know more about what happened that day. Now would be a good time to come forward. We are still seeking the community’s assistance to help us bring this case to a close,” Cohoes Police Chief Todd Waldin said.

At the time, 18-year-old Tyshawn Daniels was shot in the area of Lansing and Schuyler Streets in Cohoes. Cohoes police responded to the area and found the injured Daniels at around 2 p.m. He later died at a hospital.

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