Police: Man strikes homeowner with gun during home invasion

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AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Amsterdam Police arrested a man they say was involved in a home invasion on Pulaski Street Sunday afternoon.

Police say Akeem Cordes, 33, of Brooklyn, used a handgun to strike one of the residents inside the home during the incident.

Responding officers’ arrived on the scene and helped the injured resident. Other officers checked the area for the two suspects described by the residents.

On Monday, officers recognized Cordes and attempted to take him to custody when he fled on foot. Police say a perimeter was then set up on Cordes’ last known location.

He was later taken into custody inside a residence on Hibbard Street.

Cordes was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, and resisting arrest.

Cordes was arraigned and remanded to Montgomery County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 insurance bond.

Police say among the officer’s responding were members of the Amsterdam Police/Montgomery County SWAT team who were nearby on a scheduled training day when they heard the call for a foot pursuit.

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