Bleecker Street fatal shooting suspect arraigned on murder charge

Omar Ortiz, the man accused of shooting a Utica man to death on Bleecker Street this past June, was arraigned Wednesday morning in Oneida County Court.

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 11:47 AM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 5:25 PM

UTICA - Omar Ortiz, the man accused of shooting a Utica man to death on Bleecker Street this past June, was arraigned Wednesday morning in Oneida County Court.

Ortiz is charged with second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the shooting death of 25-year-old Deon Williams. It is believed Ortiz was living in Utica at the time of the shooting.

Omar Ortiz appears in Oneida County Court on November 7, 2018.

Pennsylvania authorities arrested the 35-year-old Ortiz and alerted law enforcement here in New York they had taken him into custody. He had been held in an Erie, Pennsylvania jail since June.

Police say Ortiz committed additional crimes while across state lines.

“Next step from here, we head back to court. He'll decide what route he would like to take in the case, if he would like to have a trial. Then we will have motions, which is essentially paperwork filed by his attorney, and then if the case can't be resolved we will go to trial, said Oneida County Assistant District Attorney Michael Nolan Wednesday morning.

The district attorney's office made a plea offer to Ortiz, who is scheduled to return to court on November 20th.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 369660

Reported Deaths: 29710
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20275121512
Nassau403072121
Suffolk395321892
Westchester334291364
Rockland13128631
Orange10389444
Erie6014516
Dutchess3899139
Monroe2909216
Onondaga2133131
Albany184376
Ulster167874
Sullivan137531
Putnam124860
Niagara102063
Oneida100646
Schenectady68629
Broome56144
Rensselaer48628
Saratoga47714
Columbia38332
Madison31110
Warren25528
Steuben24141
Greene23818
Washington23513
Orleans22833
Fulton20718
Ontario2069
St. Lawrence2022
Genesee2004
Tompkins1610
Chemung1371
Chenango1320
Tioga12821
Livingston1187
Wayne1133
Oswego1083
Herkimer1073
Clinton954
Cayuga901
Montgomery894
Cattaraugus870
Wyoming845
Chautauqua834
Delaware794
Jefferson740
Otsego715
Seneca580
Schoharie500
Allegany450
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex360
Franklin220
Lewis200
Schuyler110
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
Utica
Scattered Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 43°
Oneonta
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 40°
Herkimer
Scattered Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 43°
Thendara
Scattered Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 43°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
Apply to Go the Distance 2020
23 courses for only $79.99