Man killed in Wednesday shooting tentatively identified

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- The man killed on Oneida Street on Wednesday has been tentatively identified by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office, Utica police said.

Darquell Carter, 22, of Gold Street in Utica, was killed in his car at a home at 1551 Oneida St. Wednesday afternoon. A positive identification is expected to come next week from the medical examiner's office.

Utica police were back on the scene Thursday of the shooting that left one man dead on Oneida Street Wednesday.

Emotions were so raw after the victim was shot and killed in broad daylight, police are hoping it will be easier to connect some dots Thursday now that the scene has calmed.

On Wednesday, police responded to reports of shots fired just before 1 p.m. When they arrived they found a man dead inside a car behind a house. It has been ruled the city's second homicide of the year.

Police spent part of Thursday recanvassing the neighborhood and trying to piece together a timeline. They know the victim frequented that neighborhood but don't know exactly what he was doing there when he was shot.

Police say everyone they have spoke to so far, whether passers-by or neighbors have been cooperating with their investigation. They hope to have even more success today.

"People will remember things today they necessarily didn't remember yesterday. Our plan is to canvas the neighborhood again, talk to some family, try to get some background on the victim, find out if there's any information we didn't find yesterday. ... We'll follow any leads we come across, and that's where the state of the case is right now," said Lt. Steve Hauck, Utica Police Dept.

Police are still searching for the suspect. They're asking anyone with information to call 315-735-3301.

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