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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 21st, 2006 / 11:00 AM
SUBJECT:MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING 2 PEOPLE WITH RIFLE


A 28-year-old Schenectady man has been arrested for shooting a 41-year-old woman and her 17-year-old son with a rifle late Tuesday evening during a dispute the 2 men were having.

At about 10:20 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call at the Styles clothing store at 909 Crane Street in Mont Pleasant. Upon arriving, officers located Francis Maderic lying on the floor of the American Deli at 1006 Crane with 4 gunshot wounds to her body. She was conscious and able to talk to officers. At the same time, other officers responded to Maderic’s home at 1221 Third Avenue to check the welfare of her son who was with her when the shooting occurred and found Travis Maderic there with a gunshot wound to his arm. He was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and transported to St. Clare’s Hospital for treatment. Francis Maderic was treated by S.F.D. paramedics and transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Their injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

The incident apparently began earlier at 1221 Third, when Jason Galietta went there and accused Travis Maderic of stealing items from Styles, which Galietta owns. After punches were exchanged between the two, Galietta left. Travis Maderic, along with his mother and 2 other people, then went to Styles to confront Galietta. When they arrived, Galietta emerged from the store with a rifle and fired numerous shots at them. The Maderics, as well as some Crane Street storefronts and a parked vehicle, were struck by the shots.

Galietta was apprehended on Fourth Avenue a short time after the shooting and was positively identified as the shooter. A 9mm rifle that Galietta is believed to have used in the shooting was recovered behind the former Mont Pleasant Diner at 920 Crane.

Galietta has been charged with 2 counts of Attempted Murder-2nd degree and 2 counts of Assault-1st degree. He is being arraigned in Police Court this morning.