One Dead in Shooting & Crash in Tompkins County
One person is dead in Tompkins County after the occupants of two speeding vehicles exchanged gunfire before a crashing over the weekend.
The incident happened early Saturday, March 13 in Lansing.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office says both vehicles lost control at about 2 a.m., with one hitting a telephone pole and the other coming to rest in a residential yard.
26-year-old Garaus Henry of Lansing, who was driving one of the vehicles was not seriously hurt while his 19-year-old passenger, Fausto Gio Frias, otherwise known as Junior Brooks was reportedly treated at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for minor injuries.
A passenger in the other car, identified as 21-year-iold Sha-Heem Harris died at the scene while the driver of that car, identified as 41-year-old Saad Letif Muhammed was treated at Guthrie Medical Center for injuries, including a gunshot wound. Another passenger, identified as 61-year-old Tyrone Fair was being treated at Guthrie for what were believed to be serious injuries.
Authorities say Harris, Muhammed and Fair are all from Elmira.
The investigation is continuing.