Schenectady Man In Custody Following Shooting

Jul 11, 2018

Credit Facebook: Schenectady Police Department

An hours-long manhunt led Schenectady police to a city man accused of shooting a woman and her two children during a domestic dispute at a Union Street home Tuesday afternoon. The suspected gunman, 47-year-old DeShawn Howard, fled on foot after gunfire erupted around 1 p.m. Near the intersection with Brandywine Avenue, police found two children, a 7-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, wounded. Their 35-year-old mother was found outside the home. 

WAMC’s Jim Levulis spoke with Schenectady Police Sergeant Matthew Dearing today about the shooting.


Dearing did not identify the victims.