Ithaca Commons shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

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The suspect in an early morning shooting outside of a bar in the Ithaca Commons is facing attempted murder charges.

22-year-old Yakez Cornett is in jail without bail.

Police responded to the scene outside of Silky Jones Bar in the 200 block of East State Street, and found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

While they were taking care of the victim, police also set up a perimeter around the area.

Around 1:26 a.m., police arrested Cornett at the intersection of Cayuga and East State streets.

Along with attempted murder, he’s being charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police believe the victim was targeted – and the incident was not random.

If you have any information that might help police in their investigation, you can reach them at 607-272-3245.

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