VIDEO of arrest of Hawley Green deadly stabbing suspect

Talarico Young arrested in Gertrude Street homicide, Syracuse

We are getting our first look at the man accused of stabbing a woman to death in Syracuse.

CNY Central cameras were rolling when 27-year-old Talarico Young was arrested Thursday afternoon near the Art Supply store on Canal Street under the Interstate 690 overpass.

Syracuse Police say Young stabbed 38-year-old Johanna Pagan multiple times at a vacant apartment at 121 Gertrude Street. Police say Pagan was there doing maintenance when she was attacked.

Young is charged with second-degree murder. He plead not guilty at his arraignment in Syracuse City Court Friday morning.

Court papers obtained by CNY Central indicate multiple witnesses identified Young as the suspect seen running away from the apartment after hearing Pagan screaming for help.

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler credits neighbors with helping to track down the suspect.

"If it had not been for this kind of involvement we would either be working extremely hard to solve this homicide or this homicide would not be solved," said Fowler.

Fowler said Pagan and Young knew each other and had a previous dispute. Fowler says that after Young confessed to the stabbing after he was read his rights by detectives.

"Young was interviewed by criminal investigation unit detectives and he admitted to stabbing Ms. Pagan," said Fowler.

Fowler also said Young has a lengthy criminal history, including 18 prior arrests on charges of assault, burglary, grand larceny, and others.

This is the 8th homicide in the city this year.

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