UTICA, N.Y. – The final suspect indicted in the murder of Lemeke Pittman, who was shot at a Utica barbershop in May, has been arrested.
Several agencies worked together to locate 31-year-old Christian Rodriguez, who was arrested in Queens by members of the U.S. marshal’s fugitive division.
The fugitive task force officers had to forcibly enter a residence to take Rodriguez into custody. He was remanded to the Oneida County jail on Aug. 3 on the second-degree murder charge.
Pittman was shot inside the barbershop at the corner of Seymour Avenue and James Street the afternoon of May 7. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
On June 11, the first of the three suspects, 21-year-old Jaleak Scarborough, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.
Nearly one month later on July 6, a second arrest was made in this case when another suspect was found in Georgia. Hakim Muhammad, 19, was arrested with the help of the U.S. marshals office and police in Norcross, Georgia.
All three were indicted by a grand jury in Pittman’s murder.