DIAL 911 FOR EMERGENCIES  -  Non-Emergency   (518) 438-4000

Arrests made following assault on Forest Avenue involving paintball gun

Albany, NY

ALBANY, NY – Albany detectives arrested three juveniles Tuesday night following several calls throughout the city for a group traveling in a vehicle assaulting people and damaging property with a paintball gun.

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 around 7:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of Forest Avenue and New Scotland Avenue for reports of person shot in the face with a paintball gun. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that a group of individuals traveling in a vehicle shot him in the face with a paintball gun and that the group then proceeded to punch and kick him several times about the body.

The victim, age 28, sustained contusions and pain to his body during the assault. He was evaluated by emergency medical personnel.

Shortly after the call on Forest Avenue, Albany detectives observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspected vehicle in the area of Myrtle Avenue and Partridge Street and conducted a traffic stop as part of their investigation. During the stop, officers determined that it was the vehicle involved in the reported incidents. A paintball gun was also recovered from the vehicle by detectives.

The driver, a 17-year-old male from Albany, was issued traffic citations and released.

The male occupants, a 13-year-old from Troy, a 15-year-old from Troy, and a 16-year-old from Albany, were each charged with one count of Assault 2nd for their role in the Forest Avenue incident. They were released pending arraignment.

All three charged in the incident are scheduled to be arraigned on November 16, 2021 in Albany County Family Court.