ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place on Green Street Wednesday afternoon.
The incident was related to a recent string of bank robberies.
Police arrived to the 100-block of Green Street around 1 p.m. to arrest a man who’s wanted for numerous bank robberies in the city of Albany.
“I just know he was wanted for a string of robberies,” Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox said. “We’ve had a number of bank robberies over the past couple of weeks.”
After police arrived, the man reversed his car at one of the officers, which led the officer to take his gun out and fire one round. No one was shot or injured. Only the suspect’s car window was shattered.
“Just goes to show, at the turn of the dime, horrible things can happen,” Cox said. “Thank God nobody is injured.”
Alisia Casson said she walks that area of Green Street often, and she rarely sees violence.
“It’s sad to say you’re used to it; it’s life,” she said. “More stuff is going on, and it’s going to continue going on. Wherever you move it’s going to go on.”
With a school around the corner, Casson believes crime in Albany has gotten worse and sets a bad example for children.
“No one’s working to stop things that are going on, so that way it can’t get better, so until then, it can’t,” she said.
The man was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. He has not been identified but is currently in police custody.
The investigation is ongoing.