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Utica police searching for suspect in fatal shooting on Rutger Street

Nikyro Smith-Rucker

Utica police are looking for help locating a suspect in a murder that happened on Rutger Street in early July.

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 4:51 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2021 5:17 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica police are looking for help locating a suspect in a murder that happened on Rutger Street in early July.

The Major Crimes Unit has been searching for 20-year-old Nikyro Smith-Rucker, of Utica, regarding the fatal shooting of 56-year-old Gary McCorkle on July 3.

Anyone with information on Smith-Rucker’s whereabouts is asked to call 315-223-3556 or leave an anonymous tip with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers.

Smith-Rucker was arrested back in January after a late-night traffic stop on Rutger Street. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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