Police arrest man in attempted murder case

Troy Police spotted a suspect wanted in a January 9, attempted murder case while he was riding in a vehicle in Lansingbugh. Police tried to stop the vehicle and then began a brief chase with the vehicle carrying five people.

Once the vehicle stopped on Third Street in the town of Waterford, all five suspects ran from the police. Police tell us all five were quickly captured.

One of the passengers arrested was 19-year-old Jahiem Gourrier of Troy. He was taken into custody and processed in connection with the January shooting on 5th Avenue in Troy where a victim was shot in the torso.

Driver Jason Pettiway of Troy was arrested for Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer.

Three other juvenile passengers were released to their guardians.

“This incident is demonstrative of our various divisions working together in order to identify & apprehend those willing to commit violent acts within our community. From Patrol’s handling of the initial shooting incident, to the Detectives determined multi-month investigation of the incident and finally to Patrol’s ability to capture the wanted individual. This was another dynamic incident where the involved members relied on their training and expertise in order to bring a suspect into custody without injury to a member of our community, the involved suspects or a member of our department. We are hopeful the arrest provides some measure of closure for the victim and we will continue to support the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office as they oversee prosecution of the case,” said Assistant Chief of Police Steven Barker.