A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in Syracuse, NY on the West Side. The suspect was arrested on the 400 block of Shonnard Street, a police spokesperson released.
Syracuse Police have not released the name of the suspect due to the suspect being a minor. The 14-year-old is being charged with second-degree murder, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, according to MSN News.
Officers arrived just before 10 p.m. on Friday, May 21, to the 400 block of Shonnard St for a shots fired call. Witnesses on the scene reported hearing about six gun shots.
A woman reportedly told dispatchers that her brother had been shot, according to Onondaga County 911 Center dispatches.
The victim was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police have not yet released the 15-year-olds name.
The shooting drew a massive police presence with about thirty police cars lined up and down Shonnard Street, including the SWAT team, sheriff’s deputies and New York State Police. Onondaga County’s Air One helicopter also assisted, according to Syracuse News.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., police could be seen rushing into the home forcefully. Police were using a bull horn to communicate with someone in the house, reported Syracuse News.
This is the 8th homicide in Syracuse this year, according to CNY Central.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Syracuse Police at 315-442-5222. Calls can remain anonymous.