Man charged with firing several shots at occupied house in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY A city man fired several shots into an occupied Van Vranken Avenue residence Monday night, police said.
Five people were inside at the time but no one was hurt in the 9:10 p.m. shooting, according to papers filed in court.
Arrested a short time later was David L. Ramos, 20, of 1603 Van Vranken Ave.
Ramos is accused of intentionally firing several shots at the front of the home in the 1700 block of Van Vranken Avenue. Police received multiple calls alerting them that shots were fired.
Ramos was specifically targeting two people inside the residence, police said, adding that the other three occupants were friends of the targets.
Authorities did not disclose a motive for the attack.
Ramos was charged with one count of first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, and with one count of second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.
He was also arrested on a warrant accusing him of failing to show up to court in a previous case. He was arraigned Tuesday morning and ordered held on $30,000 bail.
In that earlier case, Ramos was charged Sept. 4 with misdemeanor resisting arrest and violation-level disorderly conduct after a crowd of more than 200 people gathered on Becker Street to mourn the recently slain Jose “Mikey” Torres turned unruly.
Ramos was accused of refusing to comply with police orders to leave as officers attempted to disperse the crowd, instead standing in the street and swearing at them.
Torres was shot and killed Aug. 30 at his own house on Becker Street. He and his wife were hosting a Labor Day weekend party in his back yard. About 15 family members were there.
Charged with murder in Torres’ killing was Emmanuel F. Martinez, 28, of Schenectady.
Martinez is accused of killing Torres and shooting Luis Gomez, who survived.
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