Schenectady man admits guilt in August shooting
SCHENECTADY A city man admitted this morning to both an August street shooting and a December jail assault, agreeing in exchange to take 10 years in state prison.
Armando F. Henry, 26, formerly of Van Vranken Avenue, admitted this morning to trying to inflict serious physical injury on a man on Backus Street August 3.
Henry was accused of shooting the man in the leg in a dispute centered on a mutual love interest.
Henry was originally charged with first-degree assault, but prosecutor Peter Willis said the injury ultimately didn't rise to the level of the serious physical injury needed for that charge. Instead, Henry was indicted on a top count of first-degree attempted assault.
According to paperwork filed after Henry's August arrest, Henry walked up to a man and woman on Bachus Street, telling them "I could kill you both right now."
Henry then pulled out a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun and fired at the man, hitting him three times in the leg.
Henry, who has been incarcerated since August, also admitted to assaulting a sergeant in the jail in December. Willis described the sergeant as the target of the attack, but that other corrections officers also were injured.
Henry is to get six years in state prison on the attempted assault and four years on the jail assault. Both sentences are to run consecutively for a total of 10 years.
Henry is to be sentenced April 19. Henry is represented by attorney Steve Kouray. Presiding over the plea was acting Schenectady County Court Judge Richard Giardino.