SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Schenectady police say 22-year-old Pharoah Nisby is facing multiple weapons and assault charges in connection to Tuesday morning’s home invasion at 10 Shirley Drive in addition to another previous shooting incident.
But rather than behind bars, he’s bedridden at Albany Medical Center under the supervision of police, because he’s one of the three victims from this triple shooting.
People who live in the quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Schenectady are shaken up after waking to the sound of gunfire.
“Our dispatch center was flooded with calls for shots fired,” said Sergeant Matt Dearing, Schenectady Police.
Just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning police were called 10 Shirley Drive for a home invasion.
Inside the apartment, police found two guns and three male victims that had been shot in the stomach, arms and legs. One of those victims is now identified as the suspect: 22-year-old Pharoah Nisby.
Police say Nisby went in uninvited and opened fire. That’s when shots were fired back, striking Nisby four times.
“Inside it appears at least 6 shots were fired, but they will go through room by room to see exactly what may be involved in this incident,” Sargent Dearing said.
Earlier on Tuesday a white SUV was parked out in front. It had at least two visible bullet holes in the side, but police tell NEWS10, those were from a prior incident. Still, it’s not clear who the vehicle belongs to and it was taken to the police station for further investigation.
Nisby has been charged with one count of burglary, one count of robbery, two counts of assault with a weapon, one count of criminal possession of a weapon, one count of unlawful imprisonment, one count of ciminal possession class D, and one count of assault misdemeanor.
Police also say Nisby was wanted by the New York State Parole and was a person of interest in the February 20 shooting on Crane Street.
In addition to the charges for the Shirley Drive incident, Nisby has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of criminal use of a firearm for the Crane Street shooting.