Update (July 6, 4:20 p.m.)- Shipman has been identified as a soldier at Fort Drum.

In a release from Fort Drum, the 19-year-old from Fairburn, Georgia, was a carpentry and masonry specialist with the 642nd Engineer Support Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps.

He joined the Army in July 2020 and arrived to Fort Drum, his first duty station after completing training, in December 2020.

PFC Shipman completed the Combat Lifesavers Course and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with PFC Shipman’s family and fellow Soldiers” said LTC Jon-Paul Depreo, 46th EN BN commander. “Our command is committed to ensuring every resource is available to his family and his fellow teammates during this difficult time. PFC Shipman’s compassion for his fellow Soldiers will be missed.”


Update (July 5 at 1:35 p.m.) — Syracuse Police have shared the identity of the victim from Monday’s shooting.

The victim, who was shot in their midsection and died at Upstate Hospital, was 19-year-old Malik Sharif Shipman of Fairburn, G.A.

Police add that Shipman was an active member of the military.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A 19-year-old is dead after being shot in the midsection on Monday, July 4, Syracuse Police say.

Police share that they responded to the 300 block of Parkway Drive for a shooting with injuries call around 11:14 p.m. on Monday night.

Police say that they found a 19-year-old shot in the midsection when they arrived. He was transported to Upstate Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police added that multiple casings were located on the scene and at least two vehicles were struck by gunfire.

The investigation is still ongoing, according to police, and anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222.