Deputies arrest suspect in Geneva homicide

Geneva police said William McKoy, 30, surrendered after several hours and was taken into custody. (Geneva police photo)

Wolcott, N.Y. - A suspect in the murder of a Geneva man was arraigned on murder charges Thursday morning, after surrendering to authorities.

Wayne County Sheriff's deputies surrounded a home on Wheeler Road in the Town of Wolcott, according to the Times of Wayne County.

Geneva Police said William McKoy, 30, of Geneva surrendered after four to five hours and was taken into custody. He came out of the home peacefully, and did not have any weapons on him, according to police.

Pliekou Irvin Sr., 38, was shot and killed Tuesday night. Police believe the crime happened on Middle Street. Officers said they are trying to find a motive, but said Irvin and McKoy did know of each other.

On Thursday morning, McKoy was arraigned in Geneva City Court on a second-degree murder charge. He was wearing shorts, socks and no shoes in court.

The community is being credited with McKoy's arrest, police say.

"We've had a lot of cooperation from witnesses and family," Geneva Police Lt. Matthew Valenti said.

Neighbors in Wolcott said they are still coming to terms with what happened on their road.

"I was kind of worried, said Teeter, a neighbor who lives on Wheeler Road. "I did not know, I thought maybe there was an accident but there were no sirens, it was quiet. It's scary to think that in this quiet town, something like that happens."

Police said, given McKoy's criminal history, no bail will be set. The case is expected to go to a grand jury.

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