Rocks bar shooting suspect in custody

December 05, 2016 11:41 PM

ALBANY - On a night when friends reconnect, the night before Thanksgiving, there was a party at Rocks bar on Central Avenue. Shots blasted out around 2 a.m. Thursday, November 24, and police found one dead and three injured, but no arrest.

Rocks, which bills itself as Albany’s Premier Gay Bar and Nightclub, had rented out the space to a private party. Police have ruled out a hate crime.

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Now, Albany Police say they have a man in custody but are not releasing his name or when he was arrested. All police will say is that the man is being held on an unrelated charge but expects he will be charged with the death of Wendell Hill, 26, of Troy. Sources say Hill was the intended target but three others were caught in the crossfire and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The owner of Rocks tells Newschannel-13 he will reserve any comment for now but confirmed he has a meeting later this week with detectives and the State Liquor Authority. As per state law, this is mandatory to investigate the circumstances surrounding a crime committed at an establishment with a liquor license.


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