Troy man indicted for fatal First Street shooting in Albany

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Damien McCaskey

Damien McCaskey, 26, was arraigned Thursday, May 27, 2021 on one count of Murder in the Second Degree. Officials said McCaskey intentionally shot and killed 51-year-old Danny Pearson Jr.

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Troy man pleaded not guilty to a Murder charge against him in a fatal shooting in the city of Albany.

Damien McCaskey, 26, was arraigned Thursday on one count of Murder in the Second Degree. Officials said McCaskey intentionally shot and killed 51-year-old Danny Pearson Jr.

Around 8 p.m. on May 10, police responded to the 300-block of First Street between North Lake Avenue and Judson Street for reports of a shooting. At the scene, they found Pearson inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center.

McCaskey pleaded not guilty and remains in custody without bail.

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