Syracuse Police say Tipp Hill serial arsonist is now behind bars

S yracuse Police say they have made an arrest after a series of fires in the Tipp Hill neighborhood.

Investigators charged 32-year-old Shayne Davis from Syracuse with second degree murder and several counts of arson.

The last fire he allegedly sparked in on June 18th, killed 90-year-old Fred Brown along the 400 block of Cayuga Street.

Police say there was a common link in all of the cases.

Investigators claim the fires Davis is responsible for started on front porches, during the overnight hours.

T here are other suspicious fires on Tipp Hill that are still under investigation.

Police and Fire Investigators credit teamwork between the two departments, leading up to the arrest.