Another arrest made in Syracuse mass shooting that killed teen in June

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Updated 3 p.m. Friday, July 17 with an additional arrest by Syracuse Police.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Police have made an additional arrest in the “Rye Day” shooting, that killed a 17-year-old in Performance Park back in June.

Detectives have arrested 22-year-old Quinell Stepney.

Stepney is being charged with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

Earlier this week, police arrested three others in connection with the shooting.

20-year-old Amir Titus, 31-year-old Carlos Ortiz-Carrasquill, and a 16-year-old male have also been charged with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

The shooting made national news on June 21, after multiple shooters opened fire during a party that took place in Performance Park, an annual tradition otherwise known as “Rye Day”.

Police say 9 shot, wounded at party in Syracuse, New York

Police arrested 20-year-old Devar Williams and 18-year-old Handsome Rice earlier in July on second-degree murder charges. 36-year-old Eric Williams was also charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting as well.

Another 16-year-old was also arrested and charged in early July with murder in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, in connection to the “Rye Day” shooting.

Syracuse Police continue to investigate this incident. So far there have been eight people arrested in connection with the “Rye Day” shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call SPD at 315-442-5222


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