UTICA, N.Y. – Two men charged in a fatal shooting on Brinckerhoff Avenue in Utica last June have been found not guilty of murder.
Jamaal Jackson, 25, was shot on June 17, 2020, and later died at the hospital from his injuries.
Zaharae Wright and Isaiah Fraser were arrested separately, but indicted together in Jackson’s death.
Both Wright and Fraser were found not guilty of second-degree murder on June 10, 2021.
Police say Wright had a loaded handgun on him at the time of his arrest, and initially resisted officers trying to take him into custody, so, he is still facing charges of criminal possession of a weapon and obstruction of governmental administration.
Fraser’s other charges are unrelated to this case.