OCC student identified as Valley homicide victim

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Syracuse Police have released the identity of a man who shot and killed in the city’s Valley neighborhood.

21-year-old Rasheed Baker was found when police responded to a reports of a shooting on Barnes Avenue around 11:20 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, the man was suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest when they found him.

Baker was rushed to Upstate University Hospital, where police say he later died.

Baker was an OCC student and a Jamesville-DeWitt grad. 

Investigators set up along the 600 block of Barnes Avenue, off West Seneca Turnpike. Officers had the area taped off with police tape. 

They do not have any information on possible suspects at this time.

If you can help police in their investigation, call the Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222.

You can also submit tips to the SPD Tips app, or call the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

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