Binghamton Man Charged with Attempted Murder in City Shooting
A Binghamton man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident at a home on Prospect Street, just two blocks from Woodrow Wilson elementary school.
According to city police, 48-year-old Franklin Smalls of Binghamton is charged with felony attempted Murder and criminal Possession of a weapon in the incident at 314 Prospect Street. The shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. Monday.
A police news release reports the 26-year-old man who was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured lives at the home and was involved with a dispute with another resident when he was shot.
Investigators found a Sars USA 9mm handgun and a loaded .40 caliber Sig Sauer handgun during a search of the home.
Police did not release the name of the man who was wounded or his condition.
Binghamton police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a home two blocks from a city elementary school.
The incident happened at 314 Prospect Street in the city's First Ward around 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Police cars were sent to the residence after someone reported a disturbance. A man was described as "flipping out" before a gun shot rang out.
A person was said to have sustained a chest wound in the shooting. An ambulance transported the victim to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.
There was no information about the condition of the injured person.
One man was led away from the scene in handcuffs and transported from the area in a Binghamton police van.
Another handcuffed man was placed in a marked patrol vehicle and driven away.
Broome County property records list the home as a single-family residence. The house is a short distance west of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.
Prospect Street was closed between Glenwood Avenue and Loraine Avenue as police officers and detectives began canvassing the neighborhood seeking witnesses and looking for possible evidence.
Assistant police chief John Ryan and detective Captain Cory Minor were at the scene as the shooting investigation got underway.
A woman who lives next door to the house where the shooting occurred told WNBF News she had heard arguing and "a lot of shouting" as well as "a woman crying." She said she "ran fast" from her home when she heard the commotion.
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