Syracuse teen charged in city's latest homicide

S yracuse Police have announced an arrest in Sunday's homicide.

Chief Frank Fowler says Shakeem Moore, 17, is charged with murder in the second degree and attempted robbery.

The robbery happened along the 1900 block of South State Street.

Fowler said on Thursday, Moore learned police were looking for him. That's when Fowler says Moore turned himself in.

"Moore admitted to his involvement in this crime, stating that he only set out to rob Mr. Hunter," said Chief Fowler. "In his words, 'it wasn't supposed to go down like that.'"

Fowler said he doesn't believe the suspects went into the robbery without having violent intentions. He says Moore was the shooter, while Derek Williams, 21, conspired to provide materials to commit the crime. Williams was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the second degree and attempted robbery.

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"Had it not been for the video (surveillance), this would have been an extremely difficult case to solve," said Chief Fowler.

Thursday's update:

A Syracuse man is facing charges in connection with the city's latest homicide. Derek Williams, 21, is charged with second degree murder and first degree attempted robbery, but police say he did not pull the trigger.

It stems from the death of Tavorn Hunter, 27, around 4:50 p.m. last Sunday on the 1900 block of South State Street.

Syracuse police say Williams did not shoot Hunter to death, but they say, he participated in the planning of the crime and provided another person with materials to commit the crime.

Williams is scheduled to be arraigned in Syracuse City Court today.

This investigation continues. At this point, police are not releasing much more information due to sensitive nature of the case.

Stay with CNY Central for updates.

Original Story:

Police in Syracuse are investigating a fatal shooting that took place late Sunday afternoon.

Syracuse Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tom Connellan tells CNY Central that 27-year-old Tavorn Hunter was shot just before 5:00 p.m. Sunday on the 1900 block of South State Street. Connellan says the shooting happened after Hunter got into a fight with another man. Hunter underwent emergency surgery at Upstate University Hospital, but later died.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early twenties. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and knitted cap.

At a news conference Monday morning, Connellan said investigators have surveillance video of the shooting which clearly identifies the suspect, but are not releasing all of it to the public out of respect for the victim TMs family.

"What people are going to be seeing is video of the suspect as he's approaching the store on a bicycle, and after he's fleeing from the area after the shooting. We're asking that people take a good look at this video, especially people that live down in that area, we believe that there's probably a pretty good chance that this person who committed this crime might be someone who lives locally down there" said Connellan.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Syracuse Police at 315-442-5222. Police say all calls will be kept confidential.