Police: Shots fired into Colonie house Monday evening; Home believed targeted

The incident happened about 6:25 p.m. Monday, police say
Shaquille Fowler and the gun he is accused of possessing
Shaquille Fowler and the gun he is accused of possessing

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COLONIE – Someone fired shots into a Colonie home Monday evening and did so by targeting the home, police said.

No one was hurt in the incident, but the home was occupied at the time by several people, both adults and children, police said.

The investigation into the shots fired continued Tuesday, but police later arrested one of the home occupants related to an illegally possessed handgun, police said. Police were also looking for another occupant of the home to interview him.

The incident happened at about 6:25 p.m. at a home on Old Loudon Road, near Park Avenue.

Police received several 911 calls from the area for shots fired. Residents of 119 Old Loudon Road then called to report a bullet had entered their residence, police said.

Officers soon discovered three bullet holes in the home, including one that traveled through the living area.

Police believe the shooting was the result of an ongoing personal dispute between a resident and another person known to police.

The shots were fired from a silver or gray vehicle, believed to be a late model Ford Edge, with out of state plates. The plates may have been Massachusetts or a state with similar plates, police said.

The vehicle was occupied by several people, but police had no descriptions. The vehicle was last believed to be  traveling south on Old Loudon Road, police said.

After the shots were fired, two occupants of the residence, whom police identified as brothers Shaquille Fowler and Joel Fowler left the house in one of their vehicles, police said.

Police later located the vehicle at 10:21 p.m. when Shaquille Fowler returned to the residence. Police interviewed him and found him in possession of a Taurus Judge .45/.410 handgun. 

Fowler was not legally allowed to possess the handgun and was charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, police said.

Police were still looking for Joel Fowler in hopes of speaking with him about the incident.

The investigation is being aided by the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center and the Albany Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Colonie police at 518-783-2744 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Capital Region Crime Stoppers.


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