5 suspected in Lysander shooting in custody; weapons, marijuana seized
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
Authorities believe they have all suspects responsible for a shooting in Lysander last week in custody.
Sheriff Eugene Conway announced Thursday that five people have been taken into custody since the shooting on May 4, with the last suspect being found on May 10:
- Ryan Dwyer, 22, of Geddes
- Johnny Greacen, 23, of Syracuse
- Michael Pecoriello, 21, of Camillus
- Richard Evans, 19, of Syracuse
- Tyron West, 22, of Syracuse
In addition to the arrests, several weapons, including handguns and a stolen shotgun, have been seized, as well as a 15 pounds of marijuana that were found in a wooded area behind the victim's home. The items have been sent to the Onondaga County Center for Forensic Science to be processed and tested.
Sheriff Conway said the victim, 23-year-old Timothy Grant, suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg when an altercation broke out during a drug deal between himself and the five suspects.
Conway said when deputies first arrived, Grant refused to let them inside and authorities only gained access to the home when Grant came out for medical attention. Sheriff Conway said he believed Grant did not want authorities to come inside because of the large amount of marijuana that was there.
Shortly after the shooting, a Town of Geddes Police Officer located one of the suspects, Ryan Dwyer. The remaining four suspects were taken into custody in the days that followed by detectives with the Sheriff's Office and the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force. Authorities said Thursday some of the suspects involved appeared to have gang ties, but they did not specify who.
All five suspects are facing several charges, including first-degree Robbery, second-degree Assault and second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
The Sheriff's Office says its investigation is ongoing.