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Assault Plea in Taxi Cab Shooting Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

October 3, 2019



   Assault Plea in Taxi Cab Shooting Case

ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that THOMAS W. ALLEN, 25, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Assault in the First Degree, a Class B Armed Violent Felony, before the Honorable William A. Carter in Albany County Court this morning.

On or about January 19, 2019, at approximately 11:59 P.M., in the area of I-90 and Northern Boulevard in the City of Albany, ALLEN was a passenger inside of a taxi cab when he intentionally caused serious physical injury to the driver by means of shooting him with a gun. The driver was treated and survived.

ALLEN faces (10) years in State Prison, to be followed by (5) years of Post-Release Supervision, when sentenced on December 5, 2019.

Assistant District Attorney Joseph Brucato of the Major Offense Unit is handling the prosecution of this case.

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