CORTLAND, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A man has been arrested for his involvement in a shooting that happened in the 109 Main Street, Cortland on Friday, December 16, around 1:06 p.m., according to the Cortland Police Department.

At the time of the shooting, a 30-year old woman who also lives on 109 Main Street called 911 to report being shot in the neck.

According to officers, upon arrival, they found the victim conscious and alert sitting on the stair landing of the third floor (109 Main Street.) The victim had gunshot wounds to her face and neck.

Police say that 37-year-old Tyshawn Pittman, the shooter, is an acquaintance to the victim, and a tenant in the building as well.

“The Cortland Fire Department tended to the victim while officers secured a perimeter outside of Pittman’s apartment. The victim was transported by TLC ambulance to a trauma center in Syracuse, NY,” said Cortland Police Department.

The victim was treated for her wounds, they were found to be non-life threatening.

The Cortland County Emergency Communications Center made the public aware of the situation, and they created a perimeter around the scene, as well as evacuating buildings.

A New York State Police drone and Cortland Tactical Response Team went inside and searched Pittman’s apartment, with no luck finding him. However, officers used tips from the public, surveillance cameras and cellphone tracking to eventually locate Pittman.

He was found on the third floor of 89 Main Street around 7 p.m. the same day.

The gun involved in the shooting was also found.

He was taken into custody and taken to the Cortland Police Department for processing.

Pittman was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Attempted Murder in the second degree, a class B Felony
  • Assault in the first degree, a class B Felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, a class C Felony

The Cortland Police Department thanks the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Cortland Fire Department, Cortland County District Attorney, Cortland County Emergency Communications Center, NYSW Railroad Police, and TLC Ambulance for their assistance in the investigation. 

Pittman was arraigned in the Cortland City Court around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

He was remanded to the Cortland County Jail on $250,000 cash bail, $500,000 secured bond, or $1,000,000 bail bond. He is scheduled to re-appear in Cortland City Court on December 21, at 10 p.m.

The victim was treated and released from the trauma center in Syracuse on December 16.