Syracuse Police Investigate Village Drive Homicide


On Sunday, April 14th, 2019, at about 4:58 P.M., Officers responded to 325 Village Drive for a shooting with injuries type call, which was later found to be a homicide.

Upon arrival, Officers found the victim, Sarah Tombs, 22, of 325 Village Drive, with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Tombs lived at the residence with her four year old daughter, and her boyfriend, Darien Shellman, 24.  As a result of our investigation, Shellman was arrested for the death of Tombs, and was subsequently charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree.  Tombs’ daughter was unharmed in the incident.  The investigation is still active and ongoing.

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.