First on 13: Utica men now facing charges in November Saratoga shootout

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Three men from Utica are facing misdemeanor charges connected to a November gun battle in Saratoga Springs.

Alexander Colon, Darius Wright and Christopher Castillo are charged with attempted assault.

It was a barroom dispute that spilled over into the street, causing bullets to fly over Broadway and Caroline Street. Three people were struck by some of those bullets. All of them survived.

Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim is also an attorney. He’s concerned about seeking justice, and establishing a deterrent to make sure what happened doesn’t happen again. He’s wondering why felonies are only leveled against one individual – Vito Caselnova, a Rutland County sheriff’s deputy.

Kim said he hopes the people from Utica face more charges.

District Attorney Karen Heggen told NewsChannel 13 she can’t discuss grand jury testimony, explaining there’s a logical reason why grand jurors decided on the charges and individuals they did.
All three Utica men are scheduled to be arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court on April 25.
Caselnova is free after posting $50,000 bail.