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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting on Brinckerhoff Avenue in Utica

Associated Press

Utica police have arrested a murder suspect accused of fatally shooting a man on Brinckerhoff Avenue earlier this month.

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 4:33 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2020 4:34 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica police have arrested a murder suspect accused of fatally shooting a man on Brinckerhoff Avenue earlier this month.

Zaharae Wright, 20, of Utica, allegedly shot 25-year-old Jamaal Jackson on the 1200 block of Brinckerhoff Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on June 17. Jackson was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment, where he later died from his injuries.

When police found Wright, he had a loaded 9mm handgun on him, and initially resisted arrest, according to officers.

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He was eventually taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration, as well as multiple violations.

Police say more arrests are expected in this case, and Wright will likely face further charges.

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