Shooting in Cortland Has City Police Searching For Suspect
Cortland City Police are seeking the public's help as they search for a suspect in connection with a shooting late Friday night.
Officers were called to the scene of a disturbance at 152 South Main Street just before 11pm Friday night. When they arrived, they found a man who had suffered a gunshot would to the forearm on Randall Street across from the residence. Police began to treat the victim until EMS personnel arrived. The victim was taken to Upstate University Hospital with a what was called a minor injury and was treated and released.
The victim has been uncooperative to authorities in their investigation of the shooting. He is said to be a dark skinned Black Male in his early twenties, is 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds and was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans at the time of the incident. He has given police two different names: Jevon Starudge and Jevar Sturridge with dates of birth in February of 1993.
An investigation at the scene has resulted in a person of interest being named. She is 16 year old Shanessa Pittman, who's last known address was at 152 Main Street, Apartment B, and has previous addresses in New York City, Alabama and Virginia. Pittman may have fled the scene in a tan Ford Explorer with an unknown license plate number. Pittman may be in possession of a small caliber handgun and is considered armed and dangerous.
Cortland Police are asking anyone with any information connected to this incident to contact them at 753-3001. The investigation is ongoing and no arrest warrants have been issued yet.