Schenectady Police investigating officer-involved shooting

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Schenectady Police are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place in the area of Albany Street and Hullett Street.

Police say on Friday around 4:14 p.m. Sergeant Adam Willetts, a 10 year veteran of the Schenectady Police Department, observed a stolen car on Hulett Street between Albany Street and State Street.

Police say the stolen car then pulled into a parking lot on Hulett Street and turned around, driving toward Sergeant Willett who first spotted the stolen car. Willett did fire his weapon hitting the suspect’s car.

At the time police say the stolen car and its occupants turned Northbound onto Hulett Street where it drove a short distance, stopping just before the intersection of State Street.

Both of the occupants in the stolen car then got out and ran on foot. A brief chase ensued and a 15-year-old male was detained a short distance away. He has been charged with:

  • Attempted Assault 1st Degree (Class C Felony)
  • Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree (Class D Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree (Class E Felony).

Officers searched the area for the other occupant of the car but were unsuccessful in locating them at this time.

The incident is currently being investigated by members of the Schenectady Police Department’s Youth Aid Division and Detective Division. The detained 15-year-old male was treated for minor cuts to his face at a local hospital. He was then taken to secure detention facility and will remain there pending a future Family Court date.

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