Utica, NY (WIBX) - The man accused of committing Utica's first homicide of the year has been formally charged with the crime. The suspect, 42-year-old Jamal Gadson was apprehended in North Carolina two weeks ago. He recently waived extradition, paving the way for local law enforcement to formally charge him.

Officials say he left the area after the shooting death of 35-year-old Jermaine Stubbs in July. The shooting happened on Lennox Avenue in Utica after the two men argued outside a Varick Street bar. A grand jury charged Gadson with 2nd Degree murder and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Gadson is still in police custody in North Carolina, but will soon be back in Utica to face the charges.