Police are releasing information about an investigation that began earlier this month and ended with the arrest of four people and the recovery of two guns.
Police were called to the 100 block of Second North Street in Syracuse at approximately 7:46pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The initial report was from a caller who identified himself as being a victim of a robbery. The 33-year-old said that he was being threatened with individuals armed with handguns who were trying to rob him.
When they arrive officers with the Syracuse Police Department say they saw the victim running toward them while a suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Nautica Shephard, was running behind him. In a written release the SPD says that the victim then pointed at two other male suspects and said that they had guns.
Responding SPD Officer Jacob A. Ternosky saw that the two suspects appeared to be concealing weapons. In a written release by the SPD, "The two suspects then rushed into a blue 2013 Nissan Murano with tinted windows that was close by. The suspects entered the vehicle and closed all the doors."
According to a written release, the SPD says that Officer Joseph Blazey and Officer Ternosky "gave several commands for the suspects to exit the vehicle. The commands were ignored."
Police say they two male suspects - as well as a third who had been in the car - got out of the vehicle after a few minutes.
Police identified the two suspects who had run into the car as 21-yar-old Ja’khari Meridy and 21-year-old Trejonn Greene. The additional male suspect was identified as 18-year-old Keelan Mclaurin.
The suspects were taken into custody and police searched the vehicle.
The SPD says they found the following two guns inside the car:
Glock model 22, .40 caliber with two magazines loaded with live rounds
Glock 26, loaded semi-automatic, 9mm firearm containing 25 live rounds with one round in the chamber
Police say that Shephard, Greene and Meridy were charged with the following:
Robbery in the First Degree
Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
Mclaurin, the 18-year-old who was sitting in the car, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.
Anyone with additional information on the incident is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department or Crime Stoppers.
[AUTHOR'S NOTE: This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Syracuse Police Department. The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]
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