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Albany Murderer Faces 20 Years to Life in State Prison

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

January 7, 2019



  Albany Murderer Faces 20 Years to 

Life in State Prison


ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that SHAQUILLE OWENS, 25, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-I Felony, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this morning.

On September 29, 2018, at approximately 12:30 AM, while in the area of 348 Central Avenue in the City of Albany, OWENS, with the intent to cause the death of an individual, caused the death of Joseph Davis by shooting him with a gun. At the time of the incident, OWENS was on parole for a 2013 attempted illegal weapon possession conviction.

OWENS faces 20 years to Life in State Prison when sentenced on March 1, 2019.

Major Offense Unit Bureau Chief Shannon Corbitt and Assistant District Attorney Joseph Brucato are handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh (518) 275-4710.