On Monday, June 17, 2019 at approximately 11:57 P.M. Officers responded to a stabbing in the 2000 block of Midland Avenue. Officers located the victim, Michael LaCoste, 19, of Syracuse, with a stab wound. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The victim had been involved in a physical altercation and at some point, during that altercation, he was stabbed.
The Syracuse Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division commenced an investigation. Detectives were able to develop suspect information and as a result, Alexis Herrera-Cruz, 20 of Syracuse was arrested and charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree.