Moreau man pleads guilty in road rage shooting in Queensbury Walmart parking lot

QUEENSBURY – A Moreau man admitted on Wednesday to shooting a Queensbury man last November during a road rage incident.

Adrian A. Simental, 34, pleaded guilty in Warren County Court to felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the Nov. 27 incident that took place at the Walmart on Route 9 in Queensbury.

Simental fired a handgun into the torso of the victim after a verbal dispute that occurred when Simental followed the victim to the store after an aggressive driving encounter on a nearby road. The victim was seriously injured.

Simental is being held in Warren County Correctional Facility pending sentencing on Sept. 14.

He is expected to receive 12 years in state prison, 3 years of post-release supervision, an order of restitution and order of protection on behalf of the victim.

Warren County District Attorney Jason Carusone thanked the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police for the investigation that led to a successful prosecution in this case.