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July

— A 21-year-old died on July 22 from injuries sustained in a shootout with Colonie police two days before on July 20. Agosotino Jubrey was involved in a long series of events that led up to the shootout, including a hit-and-run and dismantling of a drug lab. The debacle started in the Town of Kinderhook where Jubrey hit a motorcyclist with his vehicle on the way back from visiting a friend at a Columbia County campground where his friend allegedly set up a drug lab and was creating “ecstasy-like drugs,” according to police reports. Jubrey fled the scene, then returned to the camp where he and a friend disposed of some of the materials and just before 7 p.m. that evening was observed by a Colonie police officer pointing a semi-automatic .45 caliber gun at this mother and stepfather after a “slight disagreement,” according to police reports. Jubrey had already shot his stepfather in the hand before officers arrived on the scene and when he noticed patrol cars pulling up, fired two shots, with one bullet hitting the driver’s side door of the cop car and another sailing over the deputy’s roof and into the house across the street while residents were home, according to police reports. Jubrey continued to fire at the two officers before getting in his vehicle and backing his car into one of the patrol cars, becoming stuck but still firing shots through the passenger side window, according to police reports. An officer returned fire, with he and Jubrey exchanging a total of 13 rounds before Jubrey was shot in the head, according to police reports. Two .32 caliber revolvers were found in the front seat of Jubrey’s car, one loaded, as well as a long survival knife.

Capital Bank celebrated its move from Wolf Road to Newbury Plaza, taking over the old AT&T building, on July 21 with a groundbreaking event. The move fit into the town’s comprehensive plan because it was a redevelopment project centered in a “commercial hot spot.”

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