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.