Albany man paralyzed in shooting accused of selling gun to minor
An Albany man is accused of selling a gun to a teenager, who later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Ellazar Williams is accused of giving the gun to a 14-year-old at New Hope Terrace. That teen was found dead on Friday afternoon from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police have not said if the incident was a suicide or accidental.
Williams has been charged with criminal sale of a firearm to a minor, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of stolen property.
He was arraigned in Albany City Court. Bail was set at $50,000. He is due back in court on Jan. 31.
Williams is suing three Albany police detectives in federal court on the grounds of excessive force. He was paralyzed after being shot by police.
Last November, a court ruling allowed the case to proceed.
This story was first reported by the Times Union.