Suspect in recent Syracuse homicide caught in Broome County

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have made an arrest in the city’s most recent homicide. 

On Oct. 8, police were called to the 800 block of Butternut Street for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found 22-year-old John White suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

White was sent to Upstate University Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Witness statements were able to lead police to 26-year-old suspect Hanza Muhammad. 

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said that Muhammad and White knew each other before and had been arguing before shots were fired.

After getting tips from the Syracuse Police and New York State Police, Broome County Sheriff’s deputies were able to locate Muhammad in the Town of Dickinson.

They were able to find his vehicle using a plate reader. 

He was arrested without incident and taken back to Syracuse. 

Muhammad was charged with second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

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