MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Two people are under arrest in connection with Monday night’s fatal shooting in Mechanicville when a man was found dead in a driveway.
Mechanicville Police were called to the area of 44 Grove St. at around 8:45 p.m. Monday. When police arrived at the scene, they found 19-year-old David Feliciano in the driveway gravely injured. Feliciano later succumbed to his injuries.
On Thursday, police announced they arrested and charged 19-year-old Nikolai Mavashev and Joseph Broscko, 16, with murder. Broscko will be turning 17 next week.
Police would not disclose the motive or where the two teens were arrested.
“They were devastated. It’s senseless. It’s a senseless act,” Mechanicville Police Chief Joseph Waldron said.
Waldron explained how painful it was to tell the family that their son was killed Monday night after being shot multiple times. Police say Feliciano was originally from Clifton Park but recently moved into the home with his girlfriend.
According to police, this was not a random attack and that the victim and the teens knew each other.
Police tape still surrounds the crime scene as the investigation into the shooting continues.
State Police Major Robert Patnaude says there is still a lot more work that needs to be done.
“Good leads from the community. They stepped up and did what they’re supposed to do to help us solve this case. These people traveled so we have to travel where they traveled and do interviews there and try to get more and solidify the case as much as we can.”
Both teens are scheduled to be back in court next week.
Some have alleged that the shooting could be drug-related, but New York State Police have not confirmed that or any motive.
Police say they have investigated more than 150 leads and more arrests are possible.