- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - A 46-year-old Schenectady man faces a murder charge after a woman was fatally shot in the torso while her infant was nearby.

Police tell local media outlets Jamell Steven Modest is accused of shooting 30-year-old Markia Booth around 4 p.m. Saturday on State Street in Schenectady’s Central State Street neighborhood.

Police Chief Brian Kilcullen confirms witness reports that Booth’s baby, who is several months old, was in or around a dark-colored sport utility vehicle at the shooting scene, according to the Albany Times Union (https://bit.ly/12NTyBN ).

Police say Booth also went by the name Markia Harris and had been in a relationship with Modest.

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