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Syracuse PD responds to shots fired call

— A call for shots fired resulted in a car chase and the arrest of two people on Tuesday evening in Syracuse.

At about 7:45, the Syracuse Police responded to the call at the intersection of Midland Avenue at West Kennedy Street. A witness provided police with a description of a vehicle seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed, and the vehicle was seen headed eastbound toward South Salina Street. Within minutes, officers in a marked patrol car observed a vehicle that matched the description. The vehicle was observed at the intersection of South Salina Street and West Castle Street containing three occupants. Believing the vehicle was involved in the shots fired complaint, police attempted to stop the vehicle on the 200 block of West Castle Street.

Instead of stopping, the vehicle sped off and attempted to elude police. A short car chase ensued and the chase ended when the suspect pulled into a driveway in the 300 block of Warner. Two occupants remained in the vehicle and were taken into custody without incident.

One occupant fled the vehicle and was taken into custody after a short foot chase. The investigation revealed that the vehicle was in the area of the original complaint, but the extent of involvement is unknown at this time. The driver of the vehicle was a 15-year-old male juvenile, and his identity is not being released. The juvenile was charged with the misdemeanors of unlawful fleeing of a police officer in the third degree, and reckless operation. He was released into the custody of his parents and will appear in Family Court at a later date.

The front seat passenger was identified as 17-year-old Jonathan Daniels of 317 Furman St. in Syracuse. Daniels was issued a traffic ticket for not wearing a seatbelt. Daniels had an active violation of probation warrant, and he was lodged in the Justice Center due to the warrant.

The third occupant who was the rear seat passenger was not charged. Nobody was injured during the incident.

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