UTICA, N.Y. – A Utica man is charged with attempted murder following a shooting on the corner of Steuben and James streets Thursday morning.
According to Utica Police Department, 54-year-old Epifanio DeJesus, is accused of shooting a 33-year-old man in the chest around 8 a.m. DeJesus was arrested and is charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
The victim was rushed to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for emergency surgery. He is expected to survive.
Police say initial reports indicated a second victim was shot, but upon investigation, officers determined that was incorrect.
The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect may face additional charges.