The violence continued on the streets of Albany over the weekend with more gun violence. An Albany man has been arrested for shooting into a car while children were riding in the backseat.

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Members with the Albany Police Department responded to a call for shots fired in the 500 block of First Street on Saturday evening. Law enforcement officers report that they received a call for shots fired on First Street, between Ontario Street and Quail Street, at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Police say that an argument between a man and a woman was taking place when the woman drove away from the vicinity. As she was driving away, 26-year old Albany resident, Javon Jones, allegedly fired shots at the departing vehicle. When the police arrived at the location, Mr. Jones had already left the scene.

According to WNYT, a one-year-old girl, and an 11-month-old girl were sitting in the backseat of the vehicle when the car was allegedly hit by gunfire. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

The driver of the vehicle, an unidentified woman, was able to provide officers with a description of the suspect. She was also able to describe the suspect’s vehicle.

Police were able to apprehend the alleged shooter later on that night. At approximately 8:45 p.m., officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle near First Street and North Lake Avenue.

Jovan Jones was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon; one count of third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon; four counts of first-degree Reckless Endangerment; and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was taken to the Albany Criminal Court for arraignment and then transported to the Albany County Jail.

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