Gloversville man charged in shooting

GLOVERSVILLE – Police charged a city man today with shooting another man in the leg with a shotgun Monday.

Kevin C. Johnson, 52, of 14 Franklin St., was charged with second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies.

The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 61 North St., police said in a news release.

Police responded to a report of a loud party and gunshots. They found the 46-year-old victim, whom police would not identify, with a wound to his leg from a shotgun pellet, police said.

The victim was treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital and released in a few hours, police said.

Johnson, the victim and other people had verbal and physical altercations at different locations over the past several days, police said. In Monday’s confrontation, the victim and his friends, armed with a meat cleaver and baseball bat, went to North Street to confront Johnson and his friends.

A verbal altercation ensued, resulting in Johnson firing multiple rounds from the shotgun, police said. Pellets hit a home, tree and stop sign in addition to the victim, police said.

Johnson was arraigned in City Court by Judge Traci DiMezza and remanded to the Fulton County Jail on $30,000 bond and $15,000 cash bail.

More arrests are likely, police said.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and the state police assisted in the investigation, city police said.