Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting in Gloversville on Thursday that left a girl seriously injured.
The girl was involved in a car accident following the shooting and was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment, according to police. The suspect is Kenneth E. Brooks.
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Who is Kenneth E. Brooks?
Kenneth E. Brooks is a resident of Gloversville, a city in Upstate New York, located in the Mohawk Valley. Fulton County’s most populous city.
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Brooks was born in 1981.
Brooks is the suspect in the Gloversville shooting that took place on January 5, 2022.
He faces first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon charges. Police have issued an arrest warrant for him.
The incident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday near the Country Farms on South Main Street, according to police.
Officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving a report of a two-car crash with injuries. They arrived to find that a southbound vehicle had driven into the northbound lane and collided with a northbound vehicle head-on.
However, police soon discovered that the southbound vehicle had been shot near the intersection of North Main and Grand streets.
According to police, the investigation led them to Brooks, who is now accused of shooting at the vehicle involved in the crash.
Brooks and the vehicle he is accused of driving were photographed by police. The car is described as a 2008 BMW X5 with the New York license plate KPJ 9903.
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Gloversville was once a major centre for the United States’ glove-making industry. The city has struggled with a declining population, poverty, drugs, and violent crime since the Great Depression. To reverse its decline, the city proposed a number of economic redevelopment plans between the late 2010s and early 2020.