UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Police Department is reporting that a second suspect wanted in connection to the November 12th shooting that left one victim paralyzed has been apprehended today.

Around 10:45 am on Tuesday, officers with UPD’s Patrol Division, GIVE Unit, and Warrants Unit developed information that 19-year-old Abdirhin Mohamed of Utica was located at a home on Jefferson Ave in Utica.

Officers observed the home and watched as Mohammad left. He then entered a vehicle and drove away. Patrol Units in the area pulled over the vehicle on Rutger Street and officers took Mohamed into custody without incident. He was then taken to the Utica Police Department for questioning.

While in custody, investigators allegedly learned that on the night of the shooting, Mohamed, Tahjer Hicks, and another party left a party with the victims and received a ride to a location on 800 Bleeker Street. While arriving at that location, Mohamed allegedly shot the victim once in the upper back/neck, leaving him paralyzed from that area down.

Medical examiners believe at this time that the victim’s injuries will be permanent.

Abdirhin Mohamed has been arrested and charged with the following:

  • Attempted Robbery in the First Degree
  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree

The Utica Police Department asks that you keep the victim and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through these difficult times.

Eyewitness News will continue to update you with any new information as it is released.