January 31, 2013

Police Identify Suspect in Shooting

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Police have identified Tyrell T. McCargo, 22, as a suspect in a reported shooting on Oak Avenue Tuesday morning — an incident that caused a man to suffer a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

On Thursday, IPD said McCargo remains at large and is “possibly armed and dangerous.” He was last seen in Cortland, N.Y., and was also observed operating a navy blue Acura, according to IPD.

IPD describes McCargo as a 6’3” black male, with a thin face, brown eyes and hair in a brush cut.

The shooting was reported to IPD at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police received a 911 call notifying the department of “possible shots fired in the area of Oak Ave[nue] and of a dark-colored sedan leaving the area.”

IPD, along with the Cornell University Police Department,  spoke with multiple residents Tuesday “who all heard the sound of four or five gunshots,” according to IPD. At the time, police searched the area but did not find any suspects, IPD reported Tuesday.

At about 2:05 a.m., Bangs Ambulance and IPD officers responded to a call from 503 Hancock St. — approximately 1.5 miles from 100 Oak Avenue — for a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound in the buttocks.

Collegetown Residence Hall Director Brandee Nicholson sent out an email Tuesday morning advising residents to use available services, such as the Blue Light Escort Service, when traveling around campus or Collegetown late at night.

IPD encourages anyone with information about the suspect to contact Ithaca Police Investigator Donald Barker, Senior Investigator Mike Gray or Lieutenant Chris Townsend.

Original Author: Noah Rankin