Utica Police Seek Suspect For Murder


Suspect Identified In July Cornhill Shooting

Justin Peak, Utica murder suspect.

Utica Police have released the identity of a suspect in the July 21st shooting death of Cleastore Jefferson. The suspect is Justin Peak, 32 years old, from Utica. Police have connected Peak with the murder of Jefferson on James Street, in Utica.

Police say that the weapon used in the shooting has not yet been recovered. They also say that there have been allegations that Peak has made threats directed toward law enforcement should they attempt to apprehend him.

If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Justin Peak, you are asked to contact Utica Police at 315-223-3461, Criminal Investigation Division at 315-223-3510 or the Utica Police Warrants unit at 315-690-1834.

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