Tasheem Maeweather

The figures of the two groups of young men who confronted one another were ghostly shadows in Crossgates Mall video footage, seen almost entirely from the waist down because of the angle of the camera.

“Without a weapon, you cannot recklessly endanger someone,” defense attorney Terence Kindlon told the five justices of the Appellate Division of the Third Judicial District on Thursday.

GUILDERLAND — Tasheem Maeweather, 21, was sentenced in Albany County Court Friday for his role in the firing of a gun last November in Guilderland’s Crossgates Mall. Judge Roger D. McDonough sentenced Maeweather to 3-½ to seven years for reckless endangerment, a felony.  Maeweather’s lawyer plans to appeal.

The jury in the Tasheem Maeweather Crossgates Mall shooting case deliberated for about a day before reaching their verdict Friday afternoon, acquitting him on three of the four felonies with which he was charged. The jury, which had been seated on Monday, determined that Maeweather was not guilty of attempted murder, attempted assault, or criminal possession of a weapon.

Assistant District Attorney Steven Sharp is painting a picture of Maeweather as being involved in gang warfare that came to a head at Crossgates Mall.

Tasheem Maeweather, accused of firing a gun in Crossgates in November, was sentenced today in Albany County Court to nine years in state prison for violating the terms of his probation on an earlier felony drug charge. 

Maeweather is the 20-year-old Albany man accused of shutting down Crossgates Mall by firing a gun inside the mall on Nov. 12. He was indicted by a grand jury on four felony charges and pleaded “not guilty” to all charges on Monday before Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court.

Tasheem Maeweather’s two felony charges following a shooting in Crossgates Mall will be carried over to a grand jury.

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