On May 29, 2021, at approximately 10:10 p.m., the Watervliet Police Department responded to the 1900 block of Ninth Avenue for a shots fired complaint. Upon arrival, officers found multiple shell casings in the area. Shortly after, officers located the victim, who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Through investigation, Watervliet police detectives identified the shooter as Kamorah Johnson.

On October 28, 2022, after a 17-month investigation, Johnson was located and arrested in the City of Schenectady by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Felony Fugitive Task Force.

Watervliet Police charged Johnson, a 20-year-old male from Schenectady (photo attached) with Attempted Murder in the Degree (Class A Felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony), Criminal Use of a Firearm in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony) and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree (Class D Felony).

Johnson was arraigned in Watervliet City Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility.

The Watervliet Police Department would like to thank the Cohoes Police Department, Green Island Police Department, New York State Police, Colonie Police Department and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office for their support in this matter.