12-year-old Shot Middle-Aged Woman in Albany; Community in Disbelief as a Teen is the Prime Suspect

A 12-year-old boy in upstate New York has been charged with trying to kill someone.

Albany Police Department (APD) said in a news release that the suspect, who is not being named because of his age, shot a 48-year-old woman in the wrist on Monday, May 13. The shooting happened in the middle of the afternoon.

The victim was treated by emergency medical staff at the scene and then taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the APD said in a news release.

The suspect was arrested eight days after the shooting, which meant that the cops no longer had to look into what happened. Det. Meghan Craft of the APD said that at this point, police do not think the suspect and victim knew each other.

The suspect is now being charged with attempted murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

Last week, he went to Albany County Family Court (ACFC) for the first time and was sent to a non-secure detention center.

It’s been a week since a 48-year-old woman was shot in the arm. Inside Edition Digital talks to a police spokeswoman from the Albany Police Department who says they don’t think the suspect and victim knew each other.

A request for feedback to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office did not get a response. It is not clear if the boy will be tried as an adult. He also doesn’t seem to have explained how he got the gun that was used in the incident or why police charged the boy with attempted murder.