NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 / 04:30 PM
SUBJECT:MAN ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT CHARGED IN TUESDAY SHOOTING


A 22-year-old city man has been arrested on several charges after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit earlier today.

Detectives investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon on Furman Street were on Congress Street just before noon today looking for a vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident. They located the vehicle a 2007 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle and observed a man get into it and drive away. When a marked police unit attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to pull over and sped off, initiating a pursuit. The pursuit traveled through Mont Pleasant, the Town of Rotterdam, and eventually into the Town of Colonie where it ended when the vehicle was stopped on Kings Road near Morris Road.

The operator of the vehicle Roneck Wyatt Earp was taken into custody and has been charged with the misdemeanors of Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and driving with a suspended license. He has also been charged with several traffic infractions.

Earp has also been charged with two counts of felony Reckless Endangerment in connection with the Furman Street shooting. It is alleged that he fired several shots from the vehicle he was driving today at another vehicle that was occupied by two people. They were not injured in the incident.

Earp is being held at Schenectady Police Headquarters and will be arraigned on the charges in Police Court on Thursday morning.