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7th Ave Standoff In Watervliet From Shots Fired Incident Results In Three Arrested

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Kasiyan Payne, Kyle Fowlkes, and Angadi Jones have been arrested by the Watervliet Police Department for the illegal possession of a handgun and a 30-round magazine. The arrests followed a joint investigation with the Colonie, Menands, Cohoes, and Green Island Police Departments from the standoff at 219 7th Avenue.

On January 23, 2024, around 1 p.m., Watervliet police responded to a shooting near 23rd Street and Second Avenue. Payne, Fowlkes, and Jones were later found a few blocks away with an unauthorized firearm. Payne faces additional charges for discharging the firearm during the incident.

Emphasizing public safety, the Watervliet Police Department treats firearm-related incidents seriously. Collaborating with law enforcement partners played a vital role in addressing this case. Payne, Fowlkes, and Jones face charges related to criminal possession of weapons and reckless endangerment.

Payne faces charges including Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony) and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree (Class D Felony). Fowlkes and Jones face charges related to criminal possession of weapons. Jones had previously faced similar charges in an April 2023 arrest in Colonie.

The three defendants were arraigned in Watervliet City Court and are now in the Albany County Correctional Facility, expected to be released soon.

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