ALBANY – The man who allegedly shot a gun inside Crossgates Mall as sentenced on Friday Dec. 16 to nine years in state prison for violating the conditions of his probation.
The sentence is not related to the allegations 20-year-old Tasheem Maeweather shot a hand gun inside the crowded Crossgates on Nov. 12.
According to District Attorney David Soares, on Sept. 25, 2015 Maeweather was convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance in Schenectady County Court and sentenced to five years probation. The case was transferred to the Albany County Probation Department.
“Due to multiple technical violations of the court ordered terms and conditions of probation, including a new arrest for weapons possession and attempted murder, the court determined after a nearing that Maeweather formally violated his contract with the Department of Probation,” according to the DA.
He also faces one count of reckless endangerment.
Maeweather remains in the Albany County jail without bail. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the shooting and no new court appearances have been scheduled at this time.