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Albany Shooting Case Leads to State Prison Sentence

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

June 12, 2017



Albany Shooting Case Leads to State Prison







ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that KYSON WHITE, 31, of Albany, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post-Release Supervision, before the Honorable William A. Carter in Albany County Court this morning.

On April 10, 2017, WHITE pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class D Armed Violent Felony.

On November 2, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., in the City of Albany, WHITE drove to the corner of Second Street and North Swan Street and exited his vehicle, pulling out a loaded illegal .380 handgun and firing it down North Swan Street where bystanders were gathered. WHITE then got back into the vehicle and left the scene. No one was injured as a result of the shooting. Members of the Albany Police Department responded to the scene. After an investigation WHITE was identified as the shooter and taken in to custody.

In a separate case, WHITE was sentenced to 4 years in State Prison before the Honorable Andrew G. Ceresia on December 20, 2016 after previously pleading guilty to (1) Count of Criminal Possession of Marijuana. The 4 1/2 years sentence for the illegal gun crime will run consecutive to the sentence for the drug conviction imposed today, resulting in a combined sentence of 8 1/2 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post-Release Supervision.

Assistant District Attorney David Szalda prosecuted this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]