Teen charged with attempted murder of 16-year-old girl shot riding bike in Utica

A teen was arrested and charged with the attempted murder of 16-year-old girl who was shot in the chest while riding her bike in Utica on Memorial Day,

Posted: Jun 7, 2021 2:03 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2021 2:18 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – A teen was arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the chest while riding her bike in Utica on Memorial Day,

Utica police have not released the name of the 17-year-old male suspect due to his age, but it may be released later depending on whether he is charged as a minor or an adult.

The teen is charged with:

  • Second-degree attempted murder
  • Criminal possession of a weapon
  • Criminal use of a firearm

The shooting victim, Zy Searcy, had to undergo emergency surgery following the shooting, which took place on Schuyler Street near the intersection with Knox Street. She was sedated until the following afternoon.

Police say the suspect and the victim knew each other.

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