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State Police identify second person killed in Waterloo shooting

Scene of deadly shooting in Waterloo last week (CNYCentral File Photo)

New York State Police have identified the second victim in last week's deadly shooting in Waterloo.

Officials identified the man as Charlie Andrus, 45, of Seneca Falls.

Andrus and 53-year-old Lori McConnell were shot and killed last Tuesday by Emerson Tohafjian, 48, of Waterloo.

Karen Zdunko, 50, of Waterloo, was also shot and treated at Strong Memorial Hospital for her injuries and released.

State Police said Waterloo Police first responded to the shooting at 54 Virginia Street in the village at 11:42 p.m. on July 10. Investigators said a person inside the home had called 911 saying they and two others had been shot and the shooter had taken off. When police arrived, two of the victims had died from apparent gunshot wounds.

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Officials identified Tohafjian, as the suspect and located him hours after the shooting at a campground in Phelps, N.Y. At about 8:30 a.m. on July 11, authorities formed a perimeter around a tent Tohafjian was in and, after hours of negotiating, he surrendered himself, State Police said. At that point, police discovered self-inflicted cuts to Tohafjian's neck and wrist which required medical attention and he was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Tohafjian has been released from the hospital and arrested on two counts of murder in the second degree. Additional charges are pending and the investigation is continuing.


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