El-Shamar Vanderhorst sentenced to five years in prison
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- An Albany man has been sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of post release supervision after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
Albany police say back in June, El-Shamar Vanderhorst, 22, was spotted at Central Avenue and Henry Johnson Boulevard riding his bicycle in the middle of the road. Police say he took off when they approached him.
During the chase, police say Vanderhorst threw a handgun and a bag of ammunition.
His brother, Jah-Lah Vanderhorst, was convicted in the stabbing death of Tyler Rhodes. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison last month.