ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Teivon Degney, 18, of Albany was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, facing criminal charges over an early morning shooting. According to the Albany Police Department, he was also arrested on the strength of two outstanding bench warrants issued by the city court system.
The Albany Police Department closed Robin Street from Clinton Avenue to Elk Street for hours Tuesday morning, as they investigated the shooting. Officers responded to the area around 3 a.m. for a report of shots fired, finding a 30-year-old man who’d been shot in the chest. The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center with injuries that appeared non-life-threatening, police said.
Police said they soon suspected Degney, who ran into a home on Robin Street, barricading himself inside. “This is a very unique situation when you’re dealing with a barricaded subject,” said Officer Steve Smith of the Albany Police Department.
The residence became the focus of the police investigation as officers encouraged Degney to come out. He was arrested at around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, and a handgun was recovered. “Officers are deescalating every single day, whether it’s at a domestic violence incident, or anything that they respond to,” Smith said. “It’s part of what they’re trained to do.”
The Capital City has seen a slight uptick in gun violence. According to Albany Police, there have been 39 shooting incidents and 42 shooting victims in 2022. Even so, they said they believe that this was an isolated incident.
Police allege that Degney fired several shots from a 9mm handgun at the victim. Besides the outstanding bench warrants for criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, he’s facing serious new charges:
- Second-degree attempted murder
- Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon