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10 Year Sentence in First Street Shooting

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

January 11, 2019



  10 Year Sentence in First Street Shooting


ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares today announced that SHAYQUAN DEANS, 24, of Watervliet, was sentenced to 10 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post-Release Supervision, before the Honorable Thomas A. Breslin in Albany County Supreme Court this morning.

On November 16, 2018, DEANS pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a Class C Violent Felony, and (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Violent Felony.

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 7:00 PM, in the area of First Street in the City of Albany, DEANS attempted to cause physical injury to the victim by firing a gun in his direction. The victim was hit once in the leg. Two patrol officers in the area heard the gunshot and turned onto Second Street in the City of Albany, where they observed DEANS fleeing from the scene and dropping a gun. After further investigation, officers found DEANS to be in illegal possession of a loaded and operable .380 caliber pistol.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Shanley of the Major Offense Unit handled the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]