NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 / 3:00 PM
SUBJECT:UPDATE - LABOR DAY PAIGE ST. HOMICIDE

At about 8:30 p.m. on Labor Day evening, we received several phone calls reporting "shots fired" with a "person down" in front of 313 Paige Street. Responding officers found a woman lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the left side of her abdomen. The woman was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and then transported to Albany Medical Center where she later died. The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Tamara Roberts of 1005 Forest Road, Schenectady. Ms. Roberts had just left a friendís house at 313 Paige, and was standing next to her parked car on Paige, when an unknown person fired several shots at her. One of those shots struck her in the abdomen and she subsequently bled to death. The shooter fled in an unknown direction. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detectives @ 382-5245.