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UPD starts campaign to help solve open murder cases, including fatal shooting from 2019

Utica Police Department is looking for the public’s help solving open murder cases through a new campaign.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 5:35 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 6:06 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica Police Department is looking for the public’s help solving open murder cases through a new campaign.

UPD will post information about the investigations on social media in hopes of getting new leads from members of the community. Five different cases will be posted this week.

The first case is the murder of 33-year-old Todd Rodgers, who died after he was shot on Miller Street in November of 2019.

Officers were called to the 1600 block just before 8 p.m. for a reported shooting. Just after that, Rodgers was found in a vehicle on James Street near High Street, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Rodgers was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he later died.

Police are still investigating leads, but are hoping people may be able to provide more details from the scene or help identify a suspect.

“We're following up on numerous leads but currently we need a little bit more to put us over the hump for successful prosecution, and that's currently what we're asking from the public. Come forward with any knowledge you have. Any information on a suspect, vehicle that left the scene, any tidbit of information is relevant,” said Sgt. Mike Curley.

To report information on this case, contact UPD at 315-223-3556.

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