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Shooting Assault at Proctor High School


Early this morning a positive identification of the individual responsible for the shooting assault at Proctor High School was developed.

Members of the Utica Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, NY/NJ Regional Marshalls Taskforce comprising of members of the Utica Police Department and Oneida County Sheriff’s Warrants Units, and Utica Police Department Crime Prevention Unit began to seek the individual out during the early morning hours and continued until the suspect turned himself into the Utica Police Department later in the day.

Suspect information about this party was developed through several sources, including public submissions of the videos of the shooting incident. We would like to thank the public for their support in this investigation; it could not have had a quick, successful resolution without them.

Furthermore, we are very thankful to receive news that the Security Officer injured in the incident is expected to make a full recovery after an obviously difficult road to recovery. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to him and his family.

Additionally, at approximately 11:30AM a livestream was held on the Utica City School District public pages to outline security and operational steps over the next several days. Please view that stream to familiarize yourself with certain changes that will occur both within, and on the exterior properties of the School District. We, as always, value the partnership we have with the District and look forward to ensuring that we can assist in keep a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff.

Although an arrest has been made, the investigation into the shooting is still ongoing. We continue to attempt to identify and speak with all parties that were present on scene at the time of the incident.

The suspect, at 16 year old male, is not a current student at Proctor High School, but is enrolled in an alternative educational program. Due to his age, we are unable to release his name, but will work diligently with the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office to seek the ability to prosecute the suspect as adult.

As of now the following charges were levied against the juvenile:

Attempted Murder in the second degree Criminal Possession of a weapon in the second degree Criminal Possession of a weapon in the third degree (School Grounds) Criminal Possession of a Firearm Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree

Additional charges may be filed against this individual, and we are exploring the elements of other charges against other individuals involved in the altercation.


SOURCES: City of Utica, NY Police Department

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