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Police: Utica man shot at vehicle ex-girlfriend, another man were in

A Utica man is facing charges for allegedly firing a gun at a car and a home in Yorkville.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2019 3:05 PM
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019 10:51 AM

YORKVILLE, N.Y. -- A Utica man is facing charges for allegedly firing a gun at a car and a home in Yorkville.

It happened in broad daylight at 2:15 p.m. on Highland Avenue on Tuesday.

Yorkville police say several shots were fired toward Tabor Place, and then the person who fired the gun fled on foot.

With the help of eye witnesses, and Whitestown, New York Mills and Utica police – officials say the suspect was caught on Oriskany Boulevard.

Police say 26-year-old James Scutchins, of Utica, saw his ex-girlfriend in the driveway of her home, in a vehicle with a man.

They say as Scutchins approached the vehicle, they drove away, and that's when he fired several rounds, one striking the vehicle.

He's charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of criminal possession of a loaded firearm.

More charges are expected as the investigation continues.

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