A Verdict for the Man Accused of Shooting a Gun in Crossgates Mall

Photo: Albany County DA

Just after 2:30 on Friday afternoon, the man who was accused of shooting a gun inside Crossgates Mall last November learned his fate.

A jury found 20-year-old Tasheem Maeweather NOT guilty on charges of attempted murder, attempted assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

The jury did find Maeweather guilty of reckless endangerment, which carries a penalty of 2 1/3 to 7 years. He will be sentenced on June 23.

Maeweather has been sentenced to nine years in prison because he violated his probation for a 2015 drug charge when he was arrested for the Crossgates Mall incident.

No one in the mall was injured, although it occurred just yards away from families gathered at "Santa Land."

From a Press Release from the Albany County DA's Office:

“Citizens of Albany County should always expect to be safe when visiting public spaces,” commented DA Soares. “This defendant violated our sense of safety and has left a traumatic and indelible memory for those who were present that day. This incident is also a reminder that illegal guns are a problem for all communities and we must continue to remove them from the hands of people who place their own needs above the rest of ours.” 

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