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Grand Jury Indicts Troy Man in the Murder of Danny Pearson Jr.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

May 27, 2021



Grand Jury Indicts Troy Man in the 

Murder of Danny Pearson Jr.

Albany Police Solve Case and 

Arrest Suspect on Sealed Indictment Warrant

ALBANY, NY -  District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that DAMIEN MCCASKEY, 26, of Troy, was arraigned on a sealed indictment alleging (1) Count of Murder in the Second Degree, as Class A-II Felony, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Court today.

An Albany County Grand Jury returned a sealed indictment alleging that on May 10, 2021, while in the area of the 300 block of First Street between North Lake Avenue and Judson Street in the City of Albany, MCCASKEY intentionally caused the death of 51-year-old Danny Pearson Jr.

At approximately 8:20 p.m., officers from the Albany Police Department responded to the scene for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a man inside of a vehicle who had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An investigation by Detectives from the department led to the identification of the suspect and subsequent indictment. Members of the Albany Police Department were able to take the suspect into custody today and effect his arrest without incident.

MCCASKEY 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 Joseph Brucato 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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