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Karlianne Short Homicide Investigation, Arrest Made

Arrest Made In Karlianne Short Homicide Investigation.


July 4th 2023 at 10:04 P.M.: Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 2000 block of E. Fayette Street in regards to a shooting with injuries call. The 911 Center notified responding officers that a female had reportedly been shot. Upon arrival, Officers located a chaotic scene, but were initially unable to locate a victim. That victim, Karlianne Short (10/19/2005) had been picked up from the scene and transported to Crouse Hospital by private vehicle prior to police arrival. At the hospital it became apparent to medical personnel that Short had been shot at least one time in the torso. Despite every life saving effort, Short eventually succumbed to her injury and was pronounced deceased.

July 4th 2023 - Present: An investigation was commenced by CID Homicide Unit Detectives, where numerous people were interviewed, and an extensive neighborhood and citywide canvass was conducted. In addition, several search warrants were executed, and evidence recovered was processed and thoroughly analyzed. As a result of the above efforts, a suspect was identified as Malcolm Barner (02/02/1995).

July 14th 2023: Barner was taken into custody by SPD Homicide Unit Detectives at 511 S. State Street without incident. He was later lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center, where he is being held pending his arraignment.

In regards to this investigation, Malcolm Barner was charged with the following crimes: One count of Murder in the Second Degree and One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact CID at (315) 442-5222.

Suspect Information 1. Malcolm Barner, 28, E. Syracuse

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