On February 18, 2022 at approximately 9:40 a.m., the Watervliet Police Department responded to 620 24th St. for a shooting complaint. Upon arrival, an officer was immediately escorted to the rear of the apartment where he observed a male lying on his back suffering from several gunshot wounds. As a result, the officer initiated life-saving efforts until emergency medical personnel arrived. Simultaneously, responding officers were provided a detailed description of the shooter who was located shortly after the incident.
The victim, 41-year-old, Shaun T. Koonce of Poughkeepsie, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
In addition, the stolen, illegally-possessed 9mm handgun utilized to commit the homicide was found after a coordinated search performed by the Watervliet Police Department, Green Island Police Department, Cohoes Police Department and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.
Watervliet police detectives charged Reginald P. Goodman, a 48-year-old male from Troy, NY (photo attached) with Murder in the 2nd Degree (Class A-1 Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony). Goodman was arraigned in Watervliet Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.
“The quick response, attention to detail and courageous actions of the officers led to a swift arrest of this defendant,” said Watervliet Police Chief Joseph Centanni. “This offender demonstrated a callousness that has become a routine characteristic that accompanies these idiotic, violent, firearms-related offenses. We remain committed to working with our law enforcement partners and the community to tenaciously pursue and remove dangerous criminals from our neighborhoods,” concluded Centanni.