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Arraignment in Albany Murder of Chyna Forney

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

May 24, 2021



Arraignment in Albany Murder of Chyna Forney

Additional Weapons and Attempted Murder Charge

 Added for Daytime Shooting Spree

ALBANY, NY -  District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that ALVIN FOY, 18, of Albany was arraigned on (2) Counts of Murder in the Second Degree, as Class A-1 Felonies, (1) Count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class B Violent Felony, (2) Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, each Class C Armed Violent Felonies, and (2) Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, each Class D Violent Felonies, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Court this morning.

An Albany County Grand Jury returned an indictment alleging that on May 3, 2021, at approximately 2:50 P.M., while in the area of Essex Street in the City of Albany, FOY recklessly caused the death of 18-year-old Chyna Forney by means of shooting her with an illegally possessed firearm.

Police responded to the call of a daylight shooting on Essex Street and upon arrival observed a victim who had been shot in the back, along with over 40 spent bullet casings on the ground. Several cars in the area were also struck with bullets during the shootings. An investigation led by the Albany Police Department uncovered that FOY was allegedly shooting towards an adult male who was an intended target when he struck and killed Forney.

Foy pleaded not guilty to the charges today and remains in custody without bail. No new appearance dates have been scheduled by the Court at this time.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Shanley is handling the prosecution of this case.

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




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