May 1, 2014

Suspect of Monday Shooting Arrested

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An Ithaca man has been arrested as the suspect of a shooting that took place in downtown Ithaca Monday evening.

Clifton McBean, 22, turned himself in to the Ithaca Police Department Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:15 p.m, according to police. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of South Plain Street and Cleveland Avenue at approximately 7:39 p.m. Monday, where McBean reportedly fired gunshots and injured a man who sustained two gunshots. The victim was transported by civilian vehicle to a nearby hospital.

According to police, the shooter and the victim knew each other.

McBean is currently in IPD custody and awaiting arraignment in Ithaca City Court.