Police ID Utica shooting suspect, victim remains critical

Police have identified the suspect in custody after a Utica shooting left a man critically injured Friday.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 12:35 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2018 10:50 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Police have identified the suspect in custody after a Utica shooting left a man critically injured Friday. 

Utica police went to Rochester to pick up the alleged shooter, 35-year-old Brandell Watkins, who was arrested there on unrelated charges.

He's being charged with second-degree attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm, and criminal possession of a weapon.  

The shooting happened on South Street late Friday night. Jonathan Hines was shot multiple times in front of the IBB Mini Market. The 38-year-old has been hospitalized and is listed in critical, but stable condition.

Police say Watkins is from Rochester, and could face additional charges. 

NewsChanel 2 will have more information as soon as it becomes available. 

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