SPD: Clay man fires shots at vehicle on Syracuse's South Side, flees scene

Keith McGlown / Syracuse Police

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Clay man is behind bars after firing shots at a vehicle on Syracuse's South Side, according to Syracuse Police.

Just before 7:00 p.m. on Friday officers patrolling the area heard multiple gunshots being fired in the area of W. Ostrander Ave and Midland Ave.

After the shots were fired, police noticed a white sedan take off and two men walk away from the area.

Officers pursued the white sedan and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle where they learned the occupants in the car were actually the victims of the incident.

The victims explained to police that while they were at the intersection of W. Ostrander Ave and Midland Ave a man wearing a red jacket grabbed a gun from his waistband and began shooting at them.

Police were able to follow footprints from the scene to a home in the 300 block of Primrose Ave. The residents inside the home gave the officers permission to enter the residence and check for the suspect.

Police say while searching the home they noticed a man pretending to be asleep on the couch. That man was identified as 27-year-old Keith McGlown and was found to be the person responsible for firing the shots.

A thorough search of McGlown's path of travel was also conducted and police recovered a loaded Taurus Int. MFG PT111 G2 9mm semi automatic handgun in the backyard of 2608 Midland Ave.

McGlown was taken into custody and now faces charges of reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He is currently being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center while he awaits his arraignment.

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