State police on Thursday announced the arrest of a 17-year-old in connection with an attempted homicide investigation in the town of Cobleskill.
The names of the suspect and the victim, a 50-year-old male, have not been released. The motive for the shooting and the relationship between the two is unknown.
Troopers said they discovered the victim, who sustained an "obvious" gunshot wound to the back of the head, at about 12:45 a.m. Thursday while responding to 435 Lamont District Road, a single-family residence deeded to Timothy J. Oldorff, according to Schoharie County property tax records.
Oldorff is listed as in his 50s, according to WhitePages.com.
The victim was airlifted to Albany Medical Center and was listed in critical condition before succumbing to his injuries several hours later, according to police.
Troopers did not disclose the weapon that was used or if it was recovered.
The alleged assailant was initially charged with first-degree assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Further charges are expected, according to an official from the Albany headquarters of the state police public information office.
The suspect was sent to the Schoharie County jail, according to a media release.
The Troop G Bureau of Criminal Investigation major crimes and forensic identification units were initially investigating the incident as an attempted homicide.
There is no threat to the general public at this time, according to police.
Further updates will be posted as they become available.
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