February 5, 2013

Collegetown Shooting Suspect Arrested by Ithaca Police

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A man who reportedly fired several rounds at a victim on Jan. 29 — causing the victim to suffer a gunshot wound on the buttocks — turned himself in to the police Monday evening.

The Ithaca Police Department named Tyrell McCargo, 22, of Cortland, N.Y. a suspect in the Oak Avenue incident Thursday, and launched a search for McCargo.

“He was made aware of our pursuit and turned himself in,” said Officer Jamie Williamson, public information officer for IPD.

According to IPD, McCargo was charged with assault in the second degree — a class D felony.

On Jan. 29 at about 1:30 a.m., IPD responded to a 911 call reporting that gun shots were heard in the 100 block of Oak Avenue and that a dark-colored sedan was seen leaving the area.

The victim was said to be in stable condition.

McCargo was arraigned in the Ithaca City Court, and was sent to the Tompkins County Jail in place of a $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. McCargo will have a court date on February 6.

Original Author: Kevin Milian