Syracuse Police Officers Respond to Shooting, Vehicle Pursuit Ensues

On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at around 6:21 PM, Officers responded to the area of 196 Lincoln Ave. for a reported shots fired.  As Officers Greg DiPuccio and Matthew Tynan were in route, they observed a 2015 Subaru Legacy driving at a high rate of speed, just a short distance from the scene of the shooting.

The Officers attempted to stop this vehicle, but it did not stop and proceeded to lead Officers on a pursuit that spanned approximately eight minutes.  At one point, an occupant in the vehicle pointed a handgun back at the Officers while both vehicles were still driving.

One of the occupants eventually threw the handgun from the vehicle while the pursuit was still in progress.  At the intersection of Hudson Street and Tallman Street, the two occupants exited the vehicle while it was still in motion and then fled on foot, and the vehicle finally came to rest when it struck a fence.  The driver, later identified as Demetrius Archie, 30, of Syracuse, was apprehended by Officer Anthony Fiorini.  The passenger, Curtis McLaurin, 39, also of Syracuse, was apprehended by Officer Mitch Anthony, both a short distance away.

Other Officers responded to the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue, where they located a 21 year old male victim, who had been shot multiple times.  The victim was transported to the hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.

Archie was arrested on Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in the Third Degree, and lodged at the Justice Center.  McLaurin was arrested on Criminal Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, Menacing a Police Officer, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and was also lodged at the Justice Center.

At this time, Archie and McLaurin have not been charged with shooting the victim, however, the investigation into the shooting is still active and on-going.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (315) 442 – 5222.