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Arrest Made in Christmas Eve Shooting


Cortland Police have made an arrest in the shooting of an 18 year old female late Christmas Eve in the City of Cortland. Police have arrested 22 year old Donald J. Sampson of 11 Church Street in Cortland.

Around 11:43pm Cortland Police responded to a reported shooting on Church Street between Elm Street and Central Ave. An 18 year old female was shot while riding in a vehicle in front of 11 Church Street. Her injuries were not life threatening, according to Cortland Police. She was transported to Upstate University Medical Center and later released.

Sampson faces charges of Criminal Use of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd, Assault in the 2nd, all Felonies, and Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd, a Misdemeanor. He is currently at the police department waiting for arraignment at the time of the arrest release.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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