So far 2020 is one of the deadliest years in the Capital Region, and on Wednesday morning an Albany man has been arrested for one of those shootings deaths. Members of the US Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force assisted Schenectady County Police with an investigation of a shooting death.

Apparently, part of the incident was captured on surveillance video and yesterday 27-year old Anibal H. Madera was arrested on 7th Street in Troy for the shooting death of a man in Schenectady on Friday night, September 25th.

On Friday night, around 8 p.m., two men were involved in a brief confrontation in front of the Star Liquor Center at 1142 State Street. The confrontation ended in the shooting death of 22-year old Elnahcere S. Vincent.

Schenectady County District Attorney Bob Carney says that the incident began in Albany but carried over into the confrontation in Schenectady. Carney said that the men had a short conversation in front of the liquor store, then Mr. Madera pulled out a gun and shot Mr. Vincent.

After the shooting, Mr. Vincent was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

On Wednesday, Mr. Madera was arrested and transported to the schenectady County jail. He was arraigned at City Court before Judge Robert Hoffman. Mr. Madera pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Brian Mercy. Mr. Madera was transported back to the County jail and he has a court date scheduled for October 5.

The violence in our community has to stop. We must find another way to resolve our issues. We send our sincerest condolences to Mr. Vincent’s family.

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