Case for Syracuse man accused of killing 11-month-old baby waived to grand jury

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The case of Chavez Ocasio, the man charged with murder in the shooting death of an 11-month-old, has been waived to a grand jury.

A bail hearing was on the schedule Friday morning but the court relaying to NewsChannel 9 that it has now gone over to a grand jury.

The 23-year-old has been charged in connection to a drive-by shooting in Syracuse that killed baby Dior Harris and injured her two young cousins while they sat in the back seat of a car.

Ocasio is charged with murder, evidence tampering, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Ocasio entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday and is being held without bail.

Police say they’ve tied Ocasio’s car to the scene using surveillance video. Police say that video shows shots coming from the driver’s side window. At this time, there are no other suspects.

A grand jury will now review evidence and determine if it is sufficient for an indictment.

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