- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A man accused of firing a gunshot that panicked hundreds of people at an upstate New York mall has been acquitted of attempted murder and criminal weapon possession but found guilty of reckless endangerment.

Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares says 20-year-old Albany resident Tasheem Maeweather was found guilty by a jury Friday afternoon.

Defense lawyer Lee Kindlon says an appeal is planned. Kindlon denied the prosecution’s contention that Maeweather is a gang member and said police got the wrong man.

No one was hurt in the gunfire outside an Apple store at Crossgates Mall near Albany on Nov. 12. Prosecutors said Maeweather opened fire on rival gang members after one punched him.

Sentencing is set for June 23. Maeweather is currently in prison for a parole violation.

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