Arrest made in Kokopellis shooting

TROY, N.Y. – Police say an arrest has been made in a January 11 shooting at Kokopellis bar, which had previously closed to the public.

The Troy bar closed at the end of 2014, but police said the owners hosted a private party that night. A man in his mid-thirties was shot in the thigh just after 2 a.m., according to police. The man has since recovered.

Police say the bar’s co-owner, Joesph Glick, has been charged with felony assault in the case.

Joseph Glick
Joseph Glick

Police said the party was a “clean-up” party. Between 20 and 30 people were in attendance, including Glick.

Shortly after the shooting, a sign on the door of the Fourth Street bar read:

“Kokopellis closed as a result of an incident that occurred in January 2014 in which the Troy Police Department brutally beat a patron for no reason…Owners Barry and Joe Glick spoke out against the Troy Police Department…They felt they have been targeted and harassed.”

“It’s been reviewed by us. It’s been reviewed by a multitude of people,” DeWolf said. “It just isn’t the case.”

NEWS10 reached out to both Barry and Joe Glick after the shooting for comment, but they declined.

Troy Police Captain Dan DeWolf said the private party was legal as long as the owners didn’t charge those attending for the drinks.

Glick’s attorney Elmer Keach says Glick did shoot the victim, but he says it wasn’t on purpose.

“This was an accident,” Keach said. “It was an accidental shooting and it is being parlayed from an accidental shooting into one of the most serious felonies you can be charged with under New York law.”

Glick was arraigned Friday and released on $20,000 bail.

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