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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 / 04:40 PM
SUBJECT:ARREST MADE IN YATES VILLAGE MURDER

A 27-year-old man has been arrested for murdering 16-year-old Alejandro Rodriguez this past Saturday evening at the Yates Village apartments on Van Vranken Avenue.

Detectives have been working tirelessly to locate Rodriguez’ killer, and leads developed during the investigation indicated that the suspect fled to New York City after the shooting. He was captured this morning in Queens by Schenectady detectives, U.S. Marshals and members of the New York City Police Department.

The suspect is currently being transported back to Schenectady and will be charged with Murder-2nd degree. It is anticipated that he will be arraigned in Police Court at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Rodriguez was shot by the suspect during an argument they were having.