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With Help from Concerned Resident, Albany Police Officers Make Arrest, Recover Handgun

Albany, NY

ALBANY, NY – Albany police officers responding to a community complaint about a man armed with a handgun Monday evening on Washington Avenue located the suspect nearby and recovered a loaded revolver.

On Monday, April 4, 2022 around 9:35 p.m., officers responded to the area of Lark Street and Washington Avenue for reports of a man with a handgun. Upon arrival, officers observed a man matching the description of the suspect on Washington Avenue and stopped him as part of their investigation.

Adam Smith, 54, of Albany, was found to be in possession of a loaded .22 caliber revolver which he had concealed in his coat pocket.

Smith was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd and two counts of a Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd.

He was arraigned Tuesday in Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.