UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Police Department has reported that a 17-year-old juvenile male has been arrested for attempted murder after a shooting that took place in Utica on June 5th.
Around 7:25 pm on Sunday, officers arrived at the 700 block of Mary Street to investigate a ‘shots fired’ incident. When they arrived on the scene, they were made aware of bullet casings close to the scene of the incident. A bystander also told police they gave aid to a gunshot victim who then transported themselves to the hospital.
Not long after this report, investigators learned that someone checked into St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with a gunshot wound on their foot. When officers spoke to the victim, they discovered a dark-colored sedan slowly passed a group of people who were standing outside of the location where the shooting took place. Suddenly, the passenger in the backseat allegedly stuck a handgun out of the window and opened fire, hitting the victim in the foot and at least two nearby homes.
Members of UPD’s Major Crimes Unit and Criminal Investigations Division were quickly able to develop a positive ID of the vehicle, which they found at the address it was registered to.
On Monday, June 6th the suspected shooter was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile male and taken into custody for questioning. He was then arrested and charged with the following:
- Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (Class A Felony)
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class C Felony)
Due to his age, his identity will not be released at this time. Eyewitness News will update this story with any new information as it is released.