GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The suspect responsible for the Saturday shooting at Crossgates Mall was arrested by police.
The shooting on Saturday started as a dispute between two people, according to police. The exact number of shots that were fired remains unclear, but police said evidence shows at least one shot was fired.
“My belief is that he left the mall prior to [it] being locked down, so think about the size of the mall,” Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox said. “If something happens in this building, people are going to have a chance to flee.”
Cox said the incident was a perfect example of why active shooter drills are important.
“We have to make sure that all of our people are ready to respond and know what they’re expected to do, especially when you talk about a cross-agency incident,” he said.