Updated 03/09/2012 05:53 PM
19-year-old arraigned following Troy shooting
The man who police believe shot and killed Sha-kim Miller in Troy appeared in Renssealer County Court. Allen McBee, 19, was arraigned on weapons charges Friday morning. Our Erin Connolly reports.
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TROY, N.Y. -- A 19-year-old man was arrested on weapons charges in connection with a fatal shooting in Troy on Thursday.
Allen McBee of Watervliet was arraigned in Troy Police Court on charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of a firearm.
The arrest stems from the investigation by Troy police into the shooting of Sha-kim Miller, 36, who was killed on 2nd Street.
Many witnesses have come forward, and they believe McBee was the person who shot and killed Miller. Detectives and the district attorney are working together to potentially upgrade the charges.
"It was a direct result of our partnership, the fact that the community was our eyes and ears, which allowed us to descend upon the suspect in the case and make the arrest as swiftly as we did," said Captain John Cooney.
According to his Facebook page, Miller was an aspiring rapper who grew up in Brooklyn before moving to Troy.
McBee is being held at Rensselaer County Jail without bail.
Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia gave his reaction to the fatal shooting which he called "senseless brutality that has no place in our community."
“Over the next several days, I will be meeting with Chief Tedesco and members of his leadership team to discuss additional measures we can take to prevent this kind of activity from taking place in our neighborhoods. We will engage community leaders, neighborhood groups, and elected officials. Violent crime is a stain on any community. In Troy, we are going to take immediate and decisive steps to wipe it out,” said Rosamilia.