Boy Charged with Attempted Murder in Binghamton Shooting
Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident on Binghamton's South Side.
Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder following an investigation. 20-year-old Tariq Johnson has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the case.
Police were called to the area of Saratoga Avenue and Delmar Street around 9 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a reported shooting.
People in the area reported hearing between two and four gunshots. Detectives recovered .45 caliber shell casings at the scene.
An investigator said a teenager who was the intended target was not injured.
Johnson was taken into custody shortly after the incident during a traffic stop on the city's West Side. The teenager was tracked down later at a residence in Broome County outside Binghamton.
The youth, whose name was not released, was being held at an Albany-area juvenile facility to await further court action.
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