September 6, 2011

Police Arrest Suspected Shooter in Texas

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Police arrested an Ithaca man in Killeen, Texas, on Tuesday who was wanted for attempted murder and felony weapons possession.

William “BIZZ” Hunter III, a 32-year-old man wanted by police after an Aug. 27 shooting on the 200 block of South Plain Street, was found in a Killeen residence and arrested without incident, according to a press release from the Ithaca Police Department.

Police allege that Hunter fired four or five rounds at the victim around 1:20 a.m. before fleeing, according to The Ithaca Journal. The victim survived the shooting.

The Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office is attempting to extradite Hunter from Texas to New York State. The Ithaca Police Chief was not available to comment Tuesday evening.

The Aug. 27 shooting was the third violent episode in Ithaca that week. On Aug. 26, Keith Shumway, a 20-year-old Ithaca man, was killed after he “violently attacked” an Ithaca Police officer filling out paperwork in his car at the Citgo gas station. Earlier, on Aug. 23, police responded to a report of three shots fired on Cleveland Avenue.

The Ithaca Police Department, New York State Police, U.S. Marshals Service and Texas Rangers worked together on Hunter’s investigation, which is remains active.

The Ithaca Police requested that anyone with information about the shootings call the department at 607-272-9973.

Original Author: Akane Otani