Police searching for Utica man suspected in fatal shooting

Utica police are looking for a suspect in the murder of 42-year-old Cleastore Jefferson, who was killed in a shooting on James Street last week.

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 5:01 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2020 5:08 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica police are looking for a suspect in the murder of 42-year-old Cleastore Jefferson, who was fatally shot on James Street last week.

Police are searching for information on the whereabouts of 32-year-old Justin Peak, of Utica.

Police say the murder weapon has not yet been recovered, and Peak has allegedly made several threats to law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to call Utica Police Department at 315-223-3461, the Criminal Investigations Division at 315-223-3510, or the Warrants Unit 315-690-1834.

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