Utica Police believe they have arrested the gunman involved in a shooting earlier this month that left the victim paralyzed.

Cops say they had information that the suspect in the case was at a location on Jefferson Avenue. After conducting surveillance on the location, police say they saw that suspect, Abdirhin Mohamed, exit the home, get into a vehicle and drive off.

That vehicle was pulled over a short time later and Mohamed was taken into custody. The 19-yer-old is charged with Attempted Robbery in the first-degree, Assault in the first-degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second-degree.

Police believe Mohamed, Hicks and another person were leaving a party that night and received a ride to the 800 block of Bleecker Street. However, once they arrived, the group began hitting the driver and a front seat passenger in an attempt to rob them. At some point, one of the victim's was shot in the back and is now paralyzed, police said, and it is believed Mohamed is the one who pulled the trigger.

Earlier this week, Utica police arrested and charged 20-year-old Tahjer Hicks with Robbery in the first-degree and Assault in the first-degree in connection to the November 12 shooting.

In announcing the arrest on Facebook, UPD also asked that you keep the victim in your thoughts and prayers:

"According to the medical assessments thus far, it appears that the paralysis is likely permanent. We ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he and his family navigate this very difficult time."

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes only. Any charges or accusations of wrongdoing mentioned in the article are only allegations and the reader is reminded that all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.]

What Restaurants Are Being Added to New York State Thruway Rest Stops?

These restaurants are being added along rest stops on the New York State Thruway. Are you excited?

From A to Z: Utica Restaurants You Need To Try At Least Once

From A to Z, here's just some of the restaurants here in Utica that you need to try at least once.

Take A Look at The Menu: LODED - Syracuse, NY

Here's a look at the menu of Syracuse's newest hot spot.
Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. on 4/30/21 and 5/1/21. Starting May 4: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

10 Summertime Restaurants In The Utica and Rome Area That Deserve Way More Credit

The warmer weather is on the way for the Utica and Rome area of Central New York. That means enjoying amazing summertime foods and drinks. Are you ready? Here are 10 summertime restaurants in Central New York that deserve way more credit:

Take A Look At Turning Stone Casino's New Buffet: 7 Kitchens

The resort casino's culinary team has curated a menu for the restaurant’s seven market-style stations that will feature a mix of new food options, while also offering new twists on all the classics. Here's some photos of what you can expect it to look like.

Relish The Good Times With These Upstate New York Hot Dogs

Be a real weiner.....we mean winner, and check out these places:


More From WIBX 950