23 Years for Shots Fired Incident

May 03, 2024


On February 8, 2024, Maldonado was convicted of One Count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and One Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree following a jury trial.

ALBANY, NY – 43-year-old Christian Maldonado of Queensbury was sentenced to 23 years in State Prison before the Hon. Roger McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this afternoon.  


On February 8, 2024, Maldonado was convicted of One Count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and One Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree following a jury trial.


The indictment, handed up on May 9, 2023, alleged that on or about April 27, 2023, in the area of Lark and Orange Streets in the City of Albany, Maldonado attempted to cause the death of another person, and possessed an illegal, loaded firearm.


In addition to his prison sentence, a no-contact order of protection has been issued on behalf of the victim.


Judge McDonough said:


“The defendant has expressed zero concern for the victim, zero remorse for his actions… The defendant fired a gun at a victim who had taken no action against him… Whether there was bad blood between them or not is immaterial within the context of what the defendant did, which was point a gun at point blank range, on a public street, in the middle of the afternoon… and he fired that weapon at the victim… but for the grace of God, missing the victims head… This is sadly reflective of many cases that come before me, which is a wild west-like violence in the streets of Albany. This is just another tragic and sad example of it.”


Assistant District Attorney Stephen Lydon and Trial Assistant Katelyn Kaczkowski handled the prosecution of this case.


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