APD: man shot by officer in uptown Albany

campus view apartments brevator shooting

The parking lot behind the Campus View Apartments. Brevator runs along the front of the buildings, Route 85 behind.

Albany police say a man was shot by an officer Friday afternoon in uptown Albany, near the intersection of Brevator and Western Ave. From the APD press release:

Police initially received a 911 call at 12:07 p.m. for a emotionally disturbed person heading in the area of Brevator Street near the Campus View Apartments.
The first responding officers located the suspect in the rear parking lot of 6 Brevator Street. During the encounter the suspect was shot in the upper torso.
EMS responded to the scene and had the suspect transported to Albany Medical Center where he is currently undergoing surgery. He was conscious at the time he entered surgery.
Forensic detectives are still at the scene processing and collecting evidence, including one piece of evidence that has the appearance of a gun. ...
The suspect is a white male in his early 20's.

The APD said late Friday afternoon the man was out of surgery and in stable condition. The full press release is after the jump.

Residents of the apartment complex told WTEN that it appeared the man had been holding what looked like a BB gun and did not put the gun down when told to do so by the officers. The Times Union reports there was a Taser with wires extended at the scene of the shooting, with an evidence marker nearby.

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The apartments are a row of yellow buildings extending from Western Ave north on Brevator, backed by Route 85. If you've ever been through that area, you'd immediately recognize them. The All Saints Catholic Academy -- formerly the Holy Cross Catholic school -- is right across Brevator. YNN reports the school was locked down for an hour.

This is the second Albany police shooting in the last two month. Nahcream Moore was shot by officers during a traffic stop in the South End December 29. Police say Moore pulled a handgun during a struggle and was shot. The case is currently being investigated by an Albany County grand jury.

The APD says there will be an internal investigation into Friday's shooting, which the department says is standard practice.
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APD: shooting at 6 Brevator
Albany police are investigating the police related shooting of a suspect this afternoon in the rear of 6 Brevator Street.
Police initially received a 911 call at 12:07 p.m. for a emotionally disturbed person heading in the area of Brevator Street near the Campus View Apartments.
The first responding officers located the suspect in the rear parking lot of 6 Brevator Street. During the encounter the suspect was shot in the upper torso.
EMS responded to the scene and had the suspect transported to Albany Medical Center where he is currently undergoing surgery. He was conscious at the time he entered surgery.
Forensic detectives are still at the scene processing and collecting evidence, including one piece of evidence that has the appearance of a gun.
Detectives are also canvassing the immediate neighborhood for witnesses.
As a standard practice with any police related shooting an internal investigation is being conducted by the Office of Professional Standards.
The suspect is a white male in his early 20's.
When further information becomes available it will be released.

Later update from APD:

The suspect's name in the officer related shooting is Robert Richard Carter, 22, of Pinehurst Ave, Albany. (The APD updated his name on February 14.)
He is out of surgery and in stable condition.

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Man shot by Albany police
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Advice: If a law enforcement officer tells you to drop your weapon, then you need to drop your weapon. Immediately.

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