ALBANY >> Two Albany police officers are being credited with saving a man’s life after he was shot Saturday afternoon on Lexington Avenue, a police spokesman said Monday.
On Saturday at approximately 4:45 p.m., Officers Amy Forgea and Robert Lawyer responded to the area of Lexington Avenue and First Street for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers located a male victim on the sidewalk who had been shot in his upper leg and was bleeding significantly.
The officers immediately began to render aid to the victim by applying a tourniquet to his leg in an attempt to control the bleeding and administered CPR when the victim became unresponsive and had no pulse. As a result of the officers’ actions, the victim regained consciousness at the scene and was monitored until medical personnel arrived.
The 20-year-old victim was transported to Albany Medical Center where he is currently admitted and is listed in stable condition.
The incident remains under investigation, police said.