Investigation ongoing after incident on Becker Street in Schenectady


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police are reporting an arrest related to Monday’s incident on Becker Street in Schenectady.

Detectives say they arrested Laun T. Baker, 44, of Schenectady on the following charges:

  • Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon
  • Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon
  • Criminal possession of a firearm

Baker was arraigned Tuesday in Schenectady City Court and remanded to Schenectady County Jail by the sitting magistrate.

Around 1 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 1500-block of Becker Street for a report of someone with a gun on a porch. When police arrived, they said two men fled from the front porch into the home.

A gun was later thrown out of the window of a second residence. Several people were detained and are being questioned. Three more firearms were found after police executed a search warrant.

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