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Arrest Made in Central Avenue Shooting, Handgun Recovered

Albany, NY

ALBANY, NY – A 41-year-old Albany man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident that occurred last month on Central Avenue.

Robert McNair was arrested following an investigation by detectives from the Albany Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit. 

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Central Avenue and Henry Johnson Boulevard for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 41-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his torso and also to his hand. 

The victim was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 

McNair was taken into custody Thursday by detectives in the City of Albany and at the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a loaded .38 caliber revolver which he had concealed in his jacket pocket. 

McNair has been charged with one count of Attempted Murder 2nd, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd

He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Albany City Criminal Court.