Syracuse police officers involved in weekend shooting identified

The department has identified the officer who shot Tyiesha Fletcher, 33 (CNYCentral Photo).

The Syracuse Police Department has identified the officers involved in a shooting involving a female suspect.

It happened Sunday, February 17, around 6:00 p.m. on Frisbie Court.

According to police, officers were responding to a domestic call involving a weapon.

During the incident, officials said Officer Andrew Murphy fired his gun, hitting the suspect, 33-year-old Tyiesha Fletcher.

Police said Fletcher had been armed with multiple knives when she was shot. According to officials, she was taken to the Upstate University Hospital where she was listed in fair condition.

According to officials, Fletcher will be charged with menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.

Officer Murphy has been with the police department for 5 years. The Syracuse Police Department said he's been placed on administrative leave, pending a grand jury review.

The police department said other officers on scene included Sergeant Shawn Hahn, Officer Christopher Updike and Training Officer Brandon Southwick. All have been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review.

According to police, the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at 315-442-5222.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off