SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Sheriff is scheduled to brief the community at 2 p.m. Friday about an overnight shooting, in which one of his detectives was almost hit before himself shooting and hitting the suspect.
The deputy, on normal patrol on Syracuse’s Northside around 11:00 Thursday night, called for back-up after he began following a suspicious SUV on North Salina Street, near Lemoyne Avenue, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
As the vehicle turned into the Commonwealth Avenue alley from Carbon Street, the people inside the vehicle got out and began firing at the deputy still inside his vehicle, according to detectives.
The deputy fired back as the suspects got back into the SUV and drove away.
Syracuse Police officers found the SUV on Lodi Street, LeMoyne Avenue, with the man who had been hit laying inside. He was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.
The detective, who the Sheriff’s Office reports was nearly struck, was checked checked out at the hospital.
At this time, deputies say there are two suspects who are wanted, but no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information should call the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 435-3081 or by sending an anonymous tip via Tip411.