Man now charged with assault in Monday shooting

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Utica man who had been charged in a Monday shooting in the 1500 block of Dudley Avenue is now charged with assault, Utica police said.

Rasheen McWilliams, 35, of Tracy Street, is charged with assault in the first degree in connection with the shooting of 24-year-old Darnell Howard.

McWilliams was initially charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and criminal use of a firearm in the first degree. However, after officials were able to gather more information, the assault charge was added, Utica police said.

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