Police have made several arrests in connection to the three September shootings in north central Troy. One shooting happened on 6th Avenue and Swift Street, and two at the same home on 5th Avenue. Our Erin Vannella has more.
CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. – No one answered the door when we knocked at number 30 in building two, but one young man who was arrested Monday morning told YNN, and I paraphrase, "they have the wrong man."
"I wasn't at the apartment when they found the weapon," Alexander Terrell Wilson said.
"Do you feel bad for what you've been accused of?" our reporter asked.
Wilson replied, "Yes I have. Because it wasn't my gun."
Our reporter asked, "Whose was it?"
Wilson replied, "I don't have no idea, check the fingerprints."
Alexander Terrell Wilson, 20, was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon. Police say they have reason to believe it was used in connection to at least two recent shootings in Troy
"This is the subject who when shots were fired at 151 5th Avenue was living with his aunt at that location. He actually went on camera with a couple media outlets," said Troy Police Department John Cooney.
It was Obie, police say, who found the loaded weapon at Griswald Heights. Albany police had followed a suspicious car there just before 2 a.m. Monday. Later arriving to assist, Troy Police questioned a young woman outside who led them inside building two, apartment 30
"We came in. There was one handgun already in plain view. We continued on searching the rest of the house, located a handgun that was secreted between the couch cushion and the arm rest," said Troy Police Officer Craig Faby. "It's very rewarding to see the dog do the behavior that he's been trained to do."
Police arrested a 16 year old who led them inside under a false name and with the help of U.S. Marshalls from New Jersey to Albany, Mustopha Robinson, who'd been wanted for his involvement in the north central shootings, as well.
"What we've seen here is an interdepartmental cooperation that goes above and beyond," Cooney said. "We knew who they were and it just took time to get our hands on them and we've done that now."
Police also arrested a fourth, Isaiah Roundtree, a victim in the 6th Avenue and Swift Street shooting. He is in jail for violating parole.
Wilson is being held without bail and will appear again in court Friday. Police are not looking for any more suspects.