3 hospitalized, 2 arrested after police chase in Albany

Two suspects were hospitalized with an innocent bystander after a police chase last week.

New York State Police from the Capital Barracks based at the Empire State Plaza attempted to stop a car for a traffic violation on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at approximately 10:29 a.m. near Northern Boulevard in Albany.

The driver, later identified as Douglas M. El Shaquille, 28, of Albany, fled the stop, according to the NYSP, and a vehicle chase began. El Shaquille struck an uninvolved motor vehicle near Interstate 787 (I-787) Exit 3B and Green Street in Albany. After the collision, police say El Shaquille and a passenger, later identified as 20-year-old Drew M. Greene of Troy, fled the scene “but”, according to police, “were quickly arrested “.

Photo credit: Google Maps 2022

Photo credit: Google Maps 2022

Douglas M. El Shaquille now faces the following charges:

  • Two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree – loaded firearm (felony Class C)
  • Criminal possession of a 3rd degree weapon (Class D felony)
  • 1st degree reckless endangerment (Class D felony)
  • Two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree (class A misdemeanor)

Drew M. Greene now faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a 2nd Degree Weapon – Loaded Firearm (Class C felony)
  • Criminal possession of a 3rd degree weapon (Class D felony)
  • Two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree (class A misdemeanor)

In a written statement, police said El Shaquille had a loaded handgun. His passenger, Greene, had a scale to weigh in with cocaine residue on it. A second loaded handgun and a scale were found inside the car following a search.

Photo credit: New York State Police (March 2022)

Photo credit: New York State Police (March 2022)

Both El Shaquille and Greene were taken to Albany Medical Center for evaluation. The driver of the vehicle that was hit, a 21-year-old woman, was also treated at Albany Med for injuries that police say were not life-threatening.

No other injuries were reported.

After their release from the hospital, El Shaquille and Greene were arrested. El Shaquille was sent without bail to the Albany County Jail. Green was sent to the Albany County Jail on $10,000 bond.

[EDITOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  All suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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