Syracuse Police Department Investigate a Homicide on Oakwood Ave.


The Syracuse Police Department is investigating a homicide at 140 Oakwood Ave. On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at about 9:27 P.M, the Syracuse Police Department responded to Eddies Eagle Market, located at 140 Oakwood Ave. for a call of a shooting

The investigation so far, has revealed that a masked suspect entered the store with a handgun and encountered an employee and engaged the victim.  They ended up in a physical altercation, which ended outside, and on the ground. Once on the ground, a second suspect approached the victim and shot him in the back. The suspects, who were described as two younger black males wearing all dark clothing fled the scene, running across the street in an Easterly direction.

The victim, Asim Musa, 41 years of age, of Syracuse was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

This investigation is very active and ongoing. Further information will be released when it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department at 442-5222.  All calls will be kept confidential.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by using the “SPD Tips” App, available on Android and iPhones or called in to the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.