Syracuse Homicide Case

John Smith, WAER News

Onondaga County Authorities say it appears that a drug deal gone bad resulted in the homicide of a former Syracuse University Student in DeWitt in September.  Cameron Isaac of North Syracuse and Ninimbe Mitchell from Syracuse are charged with 2nd degree murder and first degree robbery.  County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick promised there could be additional arrests and made a plea for the return of the murder weapon.

Chris Bolt/WAER News

Syracuse Police have arrested a suspect in Saturday’s stabbing death in Solvay who they say turned himself in.  31-year-old Jerry Benton of 261 W. Ostrander Ave in Syracuse is accused of second-degree murder for killing 29-year-old Brian Sheppard.  Police have video surveillance and eye witnesses to help identify Benton as the suspect.  Fowler was grateful the public helped.

John Smith / WAER News

Following the recent arrest of a Syracuse man in a homicide case in May, the City’s Police Chief is asking for more leads and reassuring the public.  Police arrested Lynnquan Kellin earlier this week as he stepped off a Centro Bus in Solvay.

Chief Frank Fowler says Kellin shot and killed Arthur Bullock in the head as he attempted to rob his friends at his home on Fage Ave.  Despite random acts of violence, Fowler says officers are out working tirelessly to bring people like these into custody.