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Attempted Murder Indictment Returned in Albany Shooting Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

March 5, 2021



Attempted Murder Indictment Returned

in Albany Shooting Case

ALBANY, NY -  District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that LASMIRE TAYLOR, 29, of Albany, was arraigned on (1) Count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class B Violent Felony, and (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Armed Violent Felony, before the Honorable Andra Ackerman in Albany County Court on March 4, 2021.

An Albany County Grand Jury returned an indictment alleging that on December 22, 2018, at approximately 10:00 A.M., in the area of the 100-block of First Street in the City of Albany, TAYLOR was in illegal possession of a firearm and intentionally attempted to cause the death of another person.  Members of the Albany Police Department responded to a call for shots fired and reports of a man firing several rounds towards someone in the street.  An investigation uncovered that TAYOR was the alleged shooter.  The weapon was recovered in TAYLOR'S back yard.

TAYLOR pleaded not guilty to the charges and was continued on a previous bail posting. There are no scheduled appearance dates set at this time.

Assistant District Attorney Joseph Brucato of the Major Offense Unit is prosecuting this case.

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




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