Syracuse man charged with murder, accused of shooting estranged wifeâ??s co-worker

The 100 block of Steuben Street, on Syracuse's North Side, was blocked off after Corey Hill was found dead. / Photojournalist Lewis Karpel

A Syracuse man is charged with murder and kidnapping in connection with a shooting on Steuben Street over the weekend.

Syracuse Police say the estranged husband of a Syracuse woman killed a man who had accompanied her home because she was concerned for her safety.

Police Chief Frank Fowler says 33-year-old Corey Hill was a manager at a Sam's Club where 26-year-old Tanya Alfred worked and they'd known each other for years.

He says that Hill agreed to escort Alfred home from a bar early Sunday morning and was confronted at about 3 a.m. by George Alfred Jr.

Investigators say Hill was shot several times and Alfred abducted his wife, eventually freeing her in Pennsylvania and returning separately to surrender to police on Monday.

"He [Hill] decided to do what most gentleman of his caliber would do, to see that she gets home safely, and as a result it cost him his life," says Fowler.

Alfred is being held on charges including second-degree murder and kidnapping. It wasn't initially known if he has a lawyer.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Syracuse Police.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)