New York State Police are looking for a suspect who fired a shot from a home in the Town of Dryden March 12.

New York State Police photo- Eric McLaurin
New York State Police photo- Eric McLaurin

Authorities say they believe 31-year-old Eric McLaurin was the shooter at a home on Dryden Road when a woman and young child were in the house.

Troopers were called to the 1100 block of State Route 366, also known as Dryden Road, at 2:41 p.m. about shots fired.

Authorities tried several times to make contact with McLaurin and member of the Special Operations Response Team were able to get in the house and learned McLaurin had left.

Residents had been told to “shelter in place” and the situation closed a portion of the road between Turkey Hill and Baker Hill Road for several hours.

McLaurin is described as black, standing 5' 10" tall, weighing about 160 pounds with hazel eyes and black hair.

Authorities say anyone who sees the man should not approach him, but call 911 or Tompkins County emergency services dispatch at (607) 272-2444.


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