Suspect located in Utica's only homicide so far this year

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A man wanted for what has been Utica's only homicide in 2012 has now been located, authorities announced on Friday.

Police had been seeking Jamal Gadson, 42, for most of the summer, following the death of Jermaine Stubbs on Lenox Ave on July 23.

Gadson, originally from Brooklyn, had been located in Mocksville, North Carolina, staying at an aunt's house. Mocksville is a small city of about 4,000 people, police said. According to authorities, Gadson, who had been living in the City of Utica for the past several year when the homicide occurred, went by the aliases Jemal Lateef Gadson, Jah and Jah King.

Police said Gadson and Stubbs were seen arguing outside the bar called 'Shots' on Varick Street around 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, all parties had reportedly taken off. Police were then called to the 600 block of Lenox Ave, just two blocks from Varick Street for the report of shots fired, five minutes later. When officers arrived on Lenox Ave, they found Stubbs, 35, had been shot multiple times. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Gadson is currently being held in the Davie County Jail. The next step in the process is his extradition. If he waives it, he could be back to Central New York within a week or so. If he fights it, it could be months.

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