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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 / 02:15 PM
SUBJECT:SHOOTING VICTIM CHARGED W/ FELONY DRUG POSSESSION

The 22-year-old Schenectady man who was shot at the intersection of Albany Street and Kelton Avenue at about 11:25 on Friday night has been charged with felony drug possession.

Carl Henley, of 49 James Street, was walking with his 2 roommates when they were approached by 3 men who started yelling at them. One of the men pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, striking Henley in the groin and back. The group then ran from the scene.

Henley was driven by private vehicle to St. Clare’s Hospital and was later transferred to Albany Medical Center where he is still being treated. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening. At St. Clare’s, Henley was found to possess 10 grams of crack cocaine and a small amount of marihuana. He is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance-3rd degree and CPCS-4th degree (both felonies), and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (a violation).

At this time, it is not known what precipitated the confrontation. Henley and his roommates are not cooperating with the investigation.

The shooter is described as a black male, approximately 5’7”, 165 pounds, with black braided hair. He was wearing a red and white striped shirt and blue jeans.