Rome man sentenced to 10 years in prison in shooting at store


A Utica man has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for shooting a man at the Byrne Dairy in Rome.

Joseph F. Amberg, 35, of Howard Avenue, was sentenced by County Court Judge Michael L. Dwyer on Friday to 10 years in state prison, followed by five years of post-release supervision, on a charge of second-degree possession of a weapon.

Police said Amberg shot another man once in the leg in the Byrne Dairy parking lot on Erie Boulevard East at about 10 p.m. March 17.

Police said Amberg then fled the scene in a vehicle. The victim was treated at a local hospital, the law enforcers added.

Following an investigation, police said they identified Amberg as the shooter, and he was located in Utica on March 31 and then taken into custody on the charges.


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