Second person charged in shooting at Wager and Schuyler Streets

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A second person has been charged in connection to a shooting at Wager and Schuyler Streets in the City of Utica late Monday night.

Victor Jones, 19, of Utica was charged Wednesday with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon following the shots fired, vehicle and foot pursuits.

Around 10:20 p.m. on Monday night, police officers on patrol heard shots being fired and observed a gray Jeep with shots being fired from the back seat window at a house on the corner of Schuyler Street and Wager Street. When the officers activated their emergency lights, the vehicle fled.

The officers pursued the vehicle for several blocks as the vehicle made turn after turn in an attempt to get away from the police. The vehicle slowed in the 1200 block of Walnut Street and three occupants jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.

The officers pursued them and at the time were able to catch one of the occupants - Antar Handy, 23, of Brooklyn, as he attempted to climb a fence and took him in to custody. Police said a .45 caliber handgun was found in the vehicle as well as several packages of heroin and crack cocaine. Two suspects remain at large. Handy has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

With Handy and now Jones in custody, a third suspect remains at large.

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