Teen accused of firing several rounds
GLOVERSVILLE — An 18-year-old city resident has been charged with a felony reckless endangerment count following a reported shots fired incident on Third Street over the weekend.
Kyle W. Lander, 18, of 18 Fox St., was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, by city police in connection to the incident that occurred in the area of 70 Third St. on Sunday, according to a press release.
Witnesses in the area calling 911 around 11:50 p.m. reported hearing three to six shots fired and pointed out to responding officers a vehicle leaving the vicinity that they believed was involved in the shooting.
Police followed the vehicle to a residence on Broad Street where they set up a perimeter and awaited additional assistance from the Johnstown Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and state police.
Officers who remained on the scene of the shooting found no one was injured but discovered a vehicle in front of 67 Third St. with damage to the driver’s side consistent with four sustained gunshots.
Following the additional police response to Broad Street, officers had the occupants of the identified residence exit the building and began investigating the involvement of the vehicle pointed out by witnesses. Interviews with individuals from the areas of Third Street and Broad Street were conducted on the scene and at the station.
Two individuals were identified as people of interest during the ensuing investigation; one who was detained at the Broad Street residence and another who police believed fled on foot while the perimeter was set up. That individual was later located by police walking in the area.
As of Monday afternoon, only Lander had been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment. Lander was processed on the charge and released with an appearance ticket returnable in City Court at a later date.
But police say the investigation into the incident is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
Anyone with information about Sunday’s incident is asked to contact Det. Zink at (518) 773-4505.