John Welcome of Albany was killed in a shooting in Albany

By | November 23, 2021

John Welcome Death – Cause of Death – 35-year-old John Welcome of Albany, was shot and killed early Sunday morning, 21st of November 2021 in Albany. Reports says that a Watervliet man identified as Sean Pacheco, 39, is facing charges of 2nd degree murder of John and criminal possession of a weapon in the second. The shooting happened on Sunday around 1:55 a.m. on the 300 block of Central Avenue between North Lake Avenue and Quail Street.

The Albany police said the shooting appears to be the result of a dispute between the victim and Pacheco. Authorities were called in regards to reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found John outside with gunshot wounds to the torso. Authorities said John was administered first aid treatment at the scene by emergency medical personnel and taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Investigations led the police to believe that the incident was not random and was the result of the dispute. Investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039.