Syracuse Police Department

  • Agency: Syracuse Police Department
  • Address: 511 S State St, Syracuse, 13202 NY
  • Chief: Frank L Fowler (Chief of Police)
Phone: 315-442-5200
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Syracuse Police Department is located at 511 S State St, Syracuse, 13202 NY. The Chief of Police of the department is Frank L Fowler. The Syracuse Police Department phone number is 315-442-5200.

Syracuse Police Department News

Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting. On Tuesday December 12th, 2017 at approximately 1:22 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the area of Herbert Street and Spring Street in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 19 year old male, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his right buttocks area. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance for treatment. His injury does not appear to be life threatening. The suspect left the area on Spring Street towards Curtis Street in a silver or white vehicle. The vehicle was reportedly operated by two black males. There was no additional suspect description provided to Officers. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police are attempting to identify a suspect in a larceny On Monday December 11th, 2017 the Syracuse Police Department responded to 2519 James Street, the Mars Jewelry Store, in regards to a larceny complaint. Upon arrival, the store owner advised the Officer that a male had just stolen a ring from the store. The owner reported that the suspect came in and asked to look at rings. When the suspect had the ring in his hand, he suddenly ran out of the store. The store owner reported the ring to be valued at $1800.00, and described it as a 14 ct. white gold, with assorted diamonds. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, 5’08” tall, with a thin goatee. The suspect was wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt with an “S” on the front, a black knit winter hat and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app

The victim of a recent shooting has died. On Tuesday December 12th, 2017 at approximately 1:09 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 311 Merriman Avenue in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a 33 year old male, suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip area. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance in critical condition. The victim died of his injuries a short time later while at the hospital. The victim has been identified as James E. Smith, Jr, 33 years old, of Syracuse. This investigation is continuing, but at this time, there is no suspect description available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app or called in to the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

Syracuse Police has made an arrest in a recent robbery. On Thursday December 7th, 2017 at approximately 8:43 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 356 N. Midler Avenue, the Mirabito gas station, in regards to a robbery complaint. Upon arrival, Officers met with a store employee who stated that a male had just entered the store and demanded money. The victim stated that the male had a metal tire iron in his hand and threatened to harm her. The victim turned over cash from the register and the suspect fled on foot northbound on N. Midler Avenue. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40’s-50’s, approximately 6’00” tall, and 180 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, eye glasses, blue jeans and dark boots. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a similar robbery in the Town of Salina, and on December 11th, 2017 they located the suspect responsible for both robberies. As a result of this investigation, Nicholas Bradley, 55 years old, was charged by SPD Detectives with Robbery in the 1st degree for the robbery of the Mirabito gas station in Syracuse.

Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting. On Tuesday December 12th, 2017 at approximately 1:09 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Merriman Avenue in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a male in his 30’s suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip area. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance in critical condition. At this time there is no suspect information available. It is very early in this investigation and additional information will be released when available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police has made arrests in two recent investigations. On September 17th, 2017 at approximately 2:30 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to a complaint made against a driver for Uber. The victim, an 18 year old female, reported that she requested a ride to her home from Ostrum Avenue utilizing the Uber App on her phone. The victim reported that on the ride home, the driver reached back and started to rub her leg and thigh area. The driver then reportedly drove to a secluded parking lot and began to make lewd comments to her. The victim was able to run away from vehicle to her home, and called for the police. On October 29th, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, a 22 year old female stated that she was walking in the 1200 block of W. Fayette Street when she was approached by a taxi cab. The driver of the cab offered the victim a ride home, indicating that he would not charge her. The victim reported that she sat in the front seat, and during the ride home, the driver grabbed her hand and pulled it towards his lap. The victim stated that the driver had his pants unzipped, and continued to push her hand into his lap. The victim demanded that the driver stop the car and she ran home to call for the police. Detectives from the SPD Abused Persons unit working on these investigations determined that the suspect from both of the incidents was the same person. After several interviews, and collecting evidence about these events, Detectives were able to identify a suspect. On December 7th, 2017, Detectives charged Ibrahim M. Aden, 34 years old, with Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd degree and Harassment in the 2nd degree for the Uber incident, and Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree for the taxi cab incident. It appears that Aden was suspended by Uber after the initial incident, and was then employed by Yellow Taxi Company during the second incident. Aden was later lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center. A photograph is attached. There were no injuries reported in either of these incidents.

Syracuse Police has identified the victim of a recent Homicide. On Friday December 8th, 2017 at approximately 7:20 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 600 block of S. Geddes Street in regards to reports of shots fired. There were also reports of a car crash in that area. Upon arrival, Officers located a car that had driven off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver of the car was an 18 year old male, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper part of his body. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance personnel for treatment, but died of his injuries a short time later. The victim has been identified as Jaquan C. Moore, 18 years old, of Syracuse N.Y. The investigation has revealed that the victim was stopped at a traffic light facing northbound on S. Geddes Street, near Seymour Street when he was shot. His vehicle continued northbound, driving off the east side of the roadway and then striking a building and a utility pole. This investigation is continuing, but at this time, there is no additional information or suspect description available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app. or called in to the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing. On Sunday December 10th, 2017 at approximately 2:29 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 167 Marshall Street, Acropolis Pizza, in regards to a fight call. Upon arrival, Officers located a large fight inside the restaurant, and were advised that three people had been stabbed. A 19 year old male had a stab wound to his neck and another 19 year old male had stab wounds to his abdomen and back. They were both transported to Upstate University Hospital and neither of their injuries appear to be life threatening. The third victim is a 20 year old male, who was suffering from a stab wound to his neck. He was also transported to Upstate University Hospital, and is currently listed in critical, but stable condition. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s, wearing a blue or purple shirt. There is no additional suspect description available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

The victim of a recent shooting has died of his injuries. On Friday December 8th, 2017 at approximately 7:20 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 600 block of S. Geddes Street in regards to reports of shots fired. There were also reports of a car crash in that area. Upon arrival, Officers located a car that had driven off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver of the car was an 18 year old male, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper part of his body. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance personnel for treatment, but died of his injuries a short time later. His name is being withheld pending notifications to family members. The investigation so far has revealed that the victim was stopped at a traffic light facing northbound on S. Geddes Street, near Seymour Street when he was shot. His vehicle continued northbound, driving off the east side of the roadway and then striking a building and a utility pole. This investigation is continuing, but at this time, there is no additional information or suspect description available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app. or called in to the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting. On Friday December 8th, 2017 at approximately 7:20 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 600 block of S. Geddes Street in regards to reports of shots fired. There were also reports of a car crash in that area. Upon arrival, Officers located a car that had struck a pole in the area, and a male in the vehicle appears to have been suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance personnel for treatment. The victim is currently listed in critical condition. Detectives and Officers are currently at scene and this investigation is in the early stages. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. At this time, there is no additional information or suspect description available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

The Syracuse Police Department is re-accredited by NYS agency. On September 25, 2017 the Syracuse Police Department underwent a compliance audit for re-accreditation with the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The Accreditation Program is comprised of 110 professional standards. An agency must show continual compliancy in each and every standard to achieve and maintain an accredited status. Participation in this program is voluntary, and a re-assessment occurs every 5 years. In the assessor’s final report, he stated: “The Syracuse Police Department is an excellent law enforcement agency and has had a long history of accreditation compliance. Policies and procedures are now clearly written, and documentation provided demonstrates that all applicable standards have been implemented. Departmental personnel were cordial and cooperative during the visit and all personnel were very professional in their approach to the assessment. I found the atmosphere of the Department to be very customer oriented, clean, and morale to be very good. Additionally, the Department was able to readily acquire requested proofs of documentation to verify compliance with applicable standards. It is therefore the opinion of this Compliance Auditor that the agency is in compliance with all applicable accreditation standards as noted in this report. The Department demonstrated that it would maintain continuous compliance with the program standards. After careful consideration, I recommend that the City of Syracuse Police Department be favorably considered for reaccreditation at this time.” On December 7, 2017, in Albany New York, Chief Fowler and 1st Deputy Chief Cecile accepted the plaque for the Department’s reaccreditation. The success of this re-assessment lies with the commitment to duty and professionalism of each and every member of the Syracuse Police Department, shown not only during the re-assessment process, but on a daily basis throughout the past five years. The New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program became operational in 1989. The Syracuse Police Department has been accredited since 1992. According to the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program’s 2011 Annual Report, as of December of 2011, of the 571 eligible law enforcement agencies in the State, 136 are currently accredited, or approximately 24%. The New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program enables administrators to strengthen existing procedures while simultaneously creating a solid foundation for the agency's future. The benefits of accreditation include: •​Independent confirmation that policies comply with professional standards •​Assurance of fair recruitment, selection and promotion processes •​Diminished vulnerability to civil law suits and costly settlements •​Enhanced understanding by agency personnel of agency policies and procedures •​Greater administrative and operational effectiveness •​Greater public confidence in the agency Accreditation is a progressive and contemporary way of helping police agencies evaluate and improve their overall performance. It provides formal recognition that an organization meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. Additional information about the accreditation program is available at: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ops/accred/

Syracuse Police are investigating a robbery On Thursday December 7th ‘ 2017 at approximately 8:43 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 356 N. Midler Avenue, the Mirabito gas station, in regards to a robbery complaint. Upon arrival, Officers met with a store employee who stated that a male had just entered the store and demanded money. The victim stated that the male had a metal tire iron in his hand and threatened to harm her. The victim turned over cash from the register and the suspect fled on foot northbound on N. Midler Avenue. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40’s-50’s, approximately 6’00” tall, and 180 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, eye glasses, blue jeans and dark boots. There were no injuries reported in this incident A surveillance photo is attached. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police are attempting to locate a missing person. The Syracuse Police Department are attempting to locate a missing person. John C. Frazier, 25 years old, was last seen at Destiny USA mall on November 18th, 2017 at approximately 5:00 PM. He has not contacted family members since then and they have reported concerns for his safety. Frazier is a black male, approximately 5’06” tall, 140 lbs and was last seen wearing a green “Champion” hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and maroon/red colored work boots. Frazier has been known to frequent the Westside of Syracuse. The Syracuse Police Department Missing Persons section has investigated several reports of possible sightings of Frazier throughout the City since his disappearance, but Detectives have been unable to confirm those reports. Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in locating him. Anyone with information about John C. Frazier is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222, or dial 911.

Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing. On Tuesday December 5th, 2017 at approximately 1:57 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 100 block of Gifford Street in regards to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers met with a male in his 40’s who was suffering from stab wounds to his back and leg. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance personnel for treatment. The victim is in stable condition, and his injuries do not appear to be life threatening. It appears that the incident occurred in the 400 block of Gifford Street. Officers and Detectives are currently investigating this incident, but there is no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Department is investigating a robbery. On Tuesday December 5th, 2017 at approximately 11:47 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 1519 W. Genesee Street, the Byrne Dairy store, in regards to a reported robbery. Upon arrival, Officers met with store employees who stated that a male had entered the store and demanded money. The suspect stated that he had a weapon in his pocket, but none was displayed. The suspect did punch one of the employees during this incident, causing a minor injury. The clerk turned over a small amount of money, and the suspect ran westbound from the area. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30’s, wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, dark jeans, black sneakers and white gloves. The suspect also had a red bandana covering part of his face. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

The victim of a shooting has died. On Sunday October 29th, 2017 at approximately 10:58 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue in regards to a shooting complaint. Upon arrival, Officers located a 20 year old female who was suffering from a gunshot wound to her face. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance personnel for treatment. The victim has been in the hospital since then, but, on November 28th, 2017 she died of her injuries. The victim has been identified as Jamia Singleton, 20 years old, of Syracuse, N.Y. On November 3rd, 2017, Detectives arrested Jheezzmearr Thompson, 19 years old, of Syracuse N.Y. Thompson was charged with Assault in the 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree. Thompson is still lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center on those charges. The Onondaga County Medical Examiners has conducted an autopsy to determine her cause of death, and if her death is directly related to her being shot. At this time, the results of the autopsy are not available. Detectives are continuing their investigation as they await the results, and will coordinate with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office when the results are available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Arrest Suspect for the Possession of Controlled Substances. On Saturday, December 2, 2017, at approximately 5:44pm, Syracuse Police Officers Jeremy Decker and Darrin Ettinger observed a suspicious person in the 100 block of Massena Street. As the officers approached the male to speak with him, he ran from police. The male ran to a residence and attempted to gain entry, but the door was locked. The male fought with police as they tried to detain him. The officers were able to gain control of the male and place him in custody. The male was identified as Sylvester Byrd, 22, of 410 W. Onondaga Street, Syracuse. The officers detected a strong odor of marihuana coming from Byrd’s person. Upon further investigation, Byrd was found to be concealing 8 grams of cocaine, 20 packets of heroin and 7 grams of marihuana on his person. Byrd was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Littering. Byrd was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

Syracuse Police Arrest Suspect in Burglary Investigation. On Saturday, December 2, 2017, at approximately 5:46pm, Syracuse Police responded to the 100 block of Maplewood Ave in regards to a burglary in progress. When police arrived on scene, they located the suspect, Andrew Maddison, 34, of 4250 Graham Road, Jamesville, inside the residence. Maddison was taken into custody without incident. Upon further investigation, it was learned that while in the residence, Maddison had turned on the burners of the stove without igniting them, in an attempt to cause a fire. Maddison was arrested and charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, Attempted Arson in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Maddison was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

Syracuse Police Arrest Juvenile Operating a Stolen Vehicle. On Sunday, December 3, 2017, at approximately 3:04pm, Syracuse Police Officer Adam Rajchel observed a Nissan Versa at the intersection of Hovey Street and Midland Ave and recognized the car to be a reported stolen vehicle. Officer Rajchel attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver of the car refused to pull over. The vehicle continued to drive away from police at slow speeds until it came to a stop in the 100 block of W. Calthrop Ave and the driver fled on foot. The driver attempted to run from police, but was quickly apprehended. The suspect did fight with police as they tried to take him into custody. The suspect is a 14 year old male. He was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree and Resisting Arrest. The suspect was released to his parent on a Juvenile Appearance Ticket.

Syracuse Police Arrest Suspect for the Possession of over 15 grams of Crack Cocaine. On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 4:52pm, Syracuse Police Officers Jacob Breen and Brendan Cope conducted a vehicle and traffic stop, of a white Nissan Maxima, in the 100 block of Oak Street. As the officers approached the car, they smelled the odor of burning marihuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver was identified as Marcus James, 34, of 99 Haverhill Drive, Dewitt. While speaking with James, officers observed a plastic bag containing marihuana in the center console of the vehicle and a burnt marihuana filled cigar in the cup holder. Upon further investigation, James was found to be concealing 15.2 grams of crack cocaine on his person. James was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and a number of vehicle and traffic related offenses. James was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

Syracuse Police Department has made arrests in two robbery investigations. On November 30th, 2017 at approximately 8:27 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 1120 N. Salina Street, the 7/11 Store, in regards to a reported robbery call. Upon arrival, Officers were advised that a male had entered the store, and demanded money from the store clerk. The male stated he had a gun, but none was displayed. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5’08” tall, with a dark coat and a blue bandana covering part of his face. The store clerk turned over a small amount of cash, and the suspect left. On December 1st, 2017 at approximately 6:10 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 400 Erie Bvld E., the Speedway gas station in regards to a robbery call. Upon arrival, Officers were advised that a male had entered the store, and demanded money from the store clerk. The male stated that he had a weapon, and with his hand in a coat pocket, made gestures that there was a weapon in his pocket. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 5’09” tall, with a blue bandana covering his face. The clerk turned over a small amount of cash and the suspect left. The investigation determined that the suspect in both of these incidents was the same male. Investigating Officers and Detectives reviewed store video and were able to identify the suspect. He was located a short time later in the 100 block of Dickerson Street. The suspect has been identified as Theodore Simon, 30 years old, of Syracuse N.Y. Simon has been charged with Robbery in the 1st and 3rd degrees, and is lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center. There were no injuries reported in either of these incidents.

Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing. On Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at approximately 1:55 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 1417 W. Genesee Street, DR’s Tavern, in regards to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers were notified that a male had been stabbed, but he had left the scene prior to their arrival. A short time later, a 26 year old male arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital seeking treatment for a stab wound to the lower left side of his abdomen. The victim was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle. The injury does not appear to be life threatening. The investigation revealed that there was a fight inside the tavern, and the victim was stabbed during this fight. The suspect was described as a heavy-set Hispanic male, wearing a blue hat and shirt. At this time, there is no additional suspect information available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Arrest Suspect for the Possession of Cocaine, Following a Vehicle Pursuit. On Wednesday, November 30, 2017, at approximately 10:14pm, Syracuse Police Officers Leonard Brown and Anthony Fiorini attempted to conduct a vehicle and traffic stop of a gray Buick in the 900 block of Highland Street. The vehicle refused to stop for police and a brief traffic pursuit ensued. The driver of the vehicle failed to properly maneuver a turn at the intersection of Brattle Road and Rugby Road, causing the vehicle to strike a curb and drive off the roadway. The vehicle came to a stop when it struck a light pole in the 300 block of Brattle Road. The driver and the passenger of the vehicle were taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Keith Stanton, Jr., 34, of 218 Kellogg Street, Syracuse. Stanton did resist his arrest as the officers attempted to place him in custody. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as Montreal Pope, 26, of 121 Hazel Ave, East Syracuse. Upon further investigation, police located 2 grams of cocaine in Stanton’s vehicle. Stanton was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in the Third Degree. Stanton was also issued numerous Uniformed Traffic Tickets for various Vehicle and Traffic Law Infractions. Pope was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Stanton and Pope were lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending their arraignments.

The victim of a recent stabbing has died of his injuries. On Saturday November 25th, 2017 at approximately 10:45 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Midland Avenue in regards to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 45 year old male who was suffering from a stab wound to his back. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance Personnel for treatment. The victim had been in the hospital in critical condition, but he died on November 29th, 2017. The victim has been identified as Jamie D. Swain, 45 years old, of Syracuse N.Y. Officers also met with Ford Reese, 44 years old, who had visible injuries to his head. Reese stated that he was involved in a fight with a group of males, and that he was struck in the head with a hard object, possibly a brick. He was also transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment. The investigation revealed that there was a fight involving a group of males, and during this fight, Reese stabbed the victim. Reese had been charged with Assault in the 1st degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree. Reese is currently lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center on those charges. A photograph is attached. The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing this case, and will determine if any additional charges are applicable. This investigation is continuing and Detectives are still trying to identify the other parties involved in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app. of called into the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing.