19 February 2021
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

State Police are currently investigating a vehicle pursuit that led to two state police patrol cars being damaged in Clifton Park late Thursday.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on February 18, 2021, State Police personnel were monitoring a vehicle pursuit involving a suspect in a burglary with a weapon in the city of Schenectady.

As the suspect crossed into the town of Clifton Park, Saratoga County, Troopers joined the vehicle pursuit. A preliminary investigation determined as the suspect vehicle traveled eastbound on State Route 146, he crossed into the center median, ramming the passenger side of a waiting troop car. The troop car was positioned in the center median with it’s emergency lights activated to warn any approaching traffic. The suspect vehicle then intentionally rammed the driver side of the troop car, pushing it into a snowbank. When a second unit arrived on scene, the suspect proceeded to intentionally strike the front of that patrol car, before reversing and becoming stuck in a snowbank. Neither Trooper was injured.

The driver of the vehicle is identified as 29-year-old Shaquille Jahmere Daniels of Troy. Daniels was taken into custody without further resistance and turned over to the Schenectady Police Department. A loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle.

The incident is currently under investigation. Daniels will be facing charges in the town of Clifton Park.

 

 

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