Two Utica Teens Indicted for Jan. 2 Murder on Seymour Ave.
Two Utica teens have been indicted for murder in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred the day after New Year's.
UPD officials say 25-year-old William Morris and another man were shot on the 1200 block Seymour Ave. at around 10:30 p.m. on January 2. Morris was struck with the head with a bullet and was pronounced dead soon after, UPD officials said at the time. The other victim had to undergo an emergency surgery after being shot in the abdomen, but did survive.
Now, after being presented with evidence in the case, an Oneida County Grand Jury has indicted the alleged shooter, 19-year-old Abdulkadir Ali, on charges of second-degree murder and two charges of criminal possession of a weapon. The man whom police drove the getaway vehicle, Issa Ali, also 19, was indicted for second-degree murder.
Cops say Abdulkadir Ali was arrested by responding officers the night of the shooting after a traffic stop. It's alleged he ran off after the stop but was caught soon after. Officers also said they located a handgun while during that pursuit.
As of this posting, it was unclear when the court appearance for both is scheduled.
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