‘Person of interest’ arrested in Queens


GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department over the weekend arrested a person of interest in New York City in connection with last Thursday’s shooting on Sixth Avenue.

A department news release issued Sunday indicated the arrest of Solomon A. Wilson, 59, of Johnstown. He was charged with first-degree assault, a class “B’ felony.

Police are also now looking for a second suspect in the shooting incident, identified as “Ty” or “T.”

Wilson’s arraignment in Gloversville City Court was pending, police said.

Police said a man — whose name is not being released — was shot last week at 40 Sixth Ave., Apt. 1. At about 2:29 a.m. Thursday, members of the police department were dispatched to the Emergency Room at Nathan Littauer Hospital for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival to the emergency room, officers contacted a 46-year-old male victim. A release issued Thursday said he had suffered “at least” one gun shot wound to his back. The male victim was subsequently transferred to Albany Medical Center. His medical condition is not known.

Members of the Gloversville Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police responded to the apartment, and several individuals were detained. Several hours later, police identified Wilson as a “person of interest.”

Mayor Vincent DeSantis said last week it was his understanding the shooting may have concerned a “drug debt.”

Sunday’s release indicated that since Thursday, members of the Gloversville Police Department’s Detective Division had been attempting to locate Wilson, related to the shooting.

“The search for Wilson had been extensive and involved members of the New York state police, as well as law enforcement agencies across the mid-Atlantic states,” the release said.

Wilson was arrested at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the Jamaica section of Queens, New York, by members of the New York City Police Department Special Investigations Division, Federal Bureau of Investigations Violent Crime/ Safe Streets Task Force. Wilson is believed to be from Queens.

The release said the investigation into the shooting remains “extremely active.”

Gloversville police are attempting to identify a second suspect, who is currently only known as “Ty” or “T”. He is reported to be a light skinned black male and may be related to Wilson.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Gloversville Police Department at (518) 773-4506.

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