Police: Man, 19, charged in Gloversville shooting that wounded teens; Single ‘reckless’ shot hit both victims



GLOVERSVILLE A Gloversville 19-year-old has been charged in connection with a shooting last week that left two teenagers injured, police said Tuesday.

The shooting, according to police allegations filed in court, occurred as the suspect recklessly fired a single shot from a handgun, the single shot then hit both victims.

The victims’ injuries were each described as non-life-threatening.

Arrested was Davian M. McKinnie, 19, of 13 Orchard St., Gloversville. He faces one count each of first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies.

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McKinnie is formally accused “recklessly” firing a handgun inside the residence at 216 E. Fulton St., Apt. 1, at about 12:30 a.m. July 27, according to the police allegations.

The shot then struck a 19-year-old in the left upper arm, according to the allegations. That traveled through the 19-year-old’s arm, continued on through a door and then finally hit a 14-year-old girl in in her upper thigh. McKinnie is also accused of firing the gun “with depraved indifference to human life.”

Regarding the gun, McKinnie is accused of illegally possessing it, leading to the weapons count.

Police were called to the East Fulton Street residence just after 12:30 a.m. that morning for a report of disorderly conduct.

They arrived to find the two teenagers at the residence with gunshot wounds, police said.

Police soon identified McKinnie as the suspect. Gloversville Police, with the help of the ATF and the New York State Police K9 Unit went to McKinnie’s residence in an attempt to find him, police said.

While contacting the residents, officers spotted McKinnie leave through the apartment’s back door. He was then taken into custody without incident, police said.

McKinnie was arraigned and ordered held on $30,000 bail. He remained in custody Tuesday and was due back in court Wednesday.

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By Steven Cook

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