Four arrested, handguns recovered after Albany burglary
Four arrested, handguns recovered after Albany burglary (FILE)

Four men were arrested and two handguns recovered late Sunday night at a home on Washington Avenue.

On Sunday, June 13, 2021 at approximately 11:55 p.m., officers responded to a home on the 400 block of Washington Avenue between Quail Street and North Lake Avenue for reports of shots fired. Arriving officers learned that four men had been involved in an altercation inside of the residence and that at least one shot was fired.

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Further investigation showed that apparently three men went to the home to confront Shamir Finch, 26, as part of an ongoing feud, and ultimately got into a fight with Finch inside. Finch was located inside the home with a minor stab wound he sustained during the incident and the three other men were located outside of the residence by responding officers. No other injuries were reported.

The three men who came to the home were all taken into custody. They were identified as Corey Spencer, 25, of Schenectady; Ronald Spencer, 28, of Albany; and Ronald Reape, 56, of Schenectady. Each of the three was with one count of Burglary 2nd and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd. They were all arraigned this morning in Albany Criminal Court.

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Finch was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel for a stab wound to the back and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During the investigation, detectives also recovered two loaded 9mm handguns from inside Finch’s residence.

Finch, a parolee, was also taken into custody and charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd and two counts of Criminal Possession 3rd. He was also arrested on the strength of a parole warrant.

He was arraigned in Albany Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.

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