Colonie Police: Man in 20’s Shot Dead Before Crashing Into Motel
Several sources are reporting that a male in his 20's was shot and killed while driving during the overnight into Tuesday morning. Colonie Police are ruling the death a homicide and believe the man inside the car attempted to flee the scene but lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the Motel 6 in Colonie.
The Daily Gazette is reporting that the incident took place at around 1:45AM on Tuesday morning. Shortly after, Colonie Police responded to a call about a car that had crashed into the Motel 6. The report states that upon arrival, Colonie Police were able to ascertain that the man inside the vehicle was the casualty of a homicide and died from the gunshot wound, not from crashing his car into the Motel 6 at 2700 Curry Road.
A large contingency of Colonie Police have been seen at the location since the early hours of the morning as they investigate the situation.
"The victim appeared to have been shot one time and died at the scene. Police described him as in his 20s. They did not immediately identify him pending notification of next of kin." -The Daily Gazette
Colonie Police are handling this investigation and have asked that anyone with information call the Colonie Police Investigations Division at 518-783-2754. Anonymous tips may be sent through Capital Region Crimestoppers at 1833-ALB-TIPS or at CapitalRegionCrimeStoppers.com.
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