Section: CAPITAL REGION Page: B6 Date: Friday, December 15, 2000
MYSTERIOUS GUNMAN LEAVES SOUVENIR SLUG
A city lawyer arrived at his office Thursday afternoon to find a hole in his plate-glass front window and a shotgun slug lodged in a wall. Randall Kehoe said he was cleaning up rock salt tracked into his Madison Avenue office by clients when he noticed glass on the floor. He looked up and saw the hole in his window and the singed blinds. ``I hit the deck,'' he said. ``I literally got on the ground and dialed 911.''
The slug had pierced the front window of his ground-floor office and lodged itself in the wall, flying through Kehoe's Albany Law School diploma and creating a sunburst in the glass frame. ``The shot went through my name on the window and through my name on the diploma,'' the obviously upset, and angry, Kehoe said Thursday night. Kehoe said he is posting a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and felony conviction of the person responsible. ``I was talking to my dad and he said, `You don't want to hide from this.' So I'm putting up the money,'' Kehoe said. Police are not sure when the shot was fired, but a worker at a convenience store told officers she heard a shot around 9 p.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt in the incident, although Kehoe said he often works nights and could have been in the office. He said a sightline from the diploma through the hole in the window make it appear the shot came from the street or a passing car. He is also replacing the front window with Lexan, a bullet-proof plastic often used by banks and other security areas. And there is one other replacement -- a new sheepskin. ``But that will be on my wall for the rest of my career,'' he said, pointing to the diploma with the one-inch hole. -- Lydia Polgreen