Man accused in motel room shooting indicted, but not facing attempted murder charge
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The man accused of firing a gun through a room at a hotel near Crossgates Mall has been indicted by a grand jury on of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon – but not attempted murder.
Chandler McCray, 33, is accused of firing a gun through his room at police officers at Homewood Suites/Tru Hotel on Western Avenue on Sept. 22.
Police had to evacuate hotel guests and engaged in a nearly two-hour standoff until he surrendered.
McCray is facing felony charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. The indictment alleges that he engaged in conduct that created a “grave risk of death to another person” and showed “depraved indifference to human life.”
Initially, police had charged him with attempted murder but that charge was not included in the indictment.
McCray will be arraigned in Albany County Court on Friday.