On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Officers responded to 400 South State Street, Speedway gas station, for a reported armed robbery. Officer Scott Lewis was driving to the scene when he observed two males matching the suspect description that was provided by the store clerk. Officer Lewis attempted to stop the males, but they ignored his commands and then fled on foot. After a foot pursuit, 20-year-old Kenaz Ramsey, of Syracuse, and a 17-year-old juvenile were taken into custody. Ramsey was found to be in possession of a loaded .380 handgun.
Both Ramsey and the juvenile were arrested on robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, and criminal possession of a firearm. Ramsey was lodged at the Justice Center. The juvenile was taken to CAP Court.