Suspect in Albany State band shooting gets jail time

ALBANY — The man suspected of shooting at several Albany State University band members was sentenced to prison, according to the Albany Police Department.

On Nov. 13, 2020, Markeise Dennis allegedly shot at several ASU Band fraternity members.

The band members were having a get-together on W. Broad Ave. Dennis, who was not a student at Albany State University, reportedly got into a verbal altercation with someone at the party and proceeded to open fire into the crowd of people.

Police say Dennis wounded several people, paralyzing an 18-year-old man who had dreams of going into the United States Army.

Dennis was charged with several counts of aggravated assault and aggravated battery and was sentenced to 26 years to serve a 40-year term in prison on Oct. 8.