The Syracuse Police Department has successfully arrested two suspects in the recent shooting in Eastwood. Investigators have reason to believe that 24-year-old Treamon J. Elmore and his younger 13-year-old brother conducted the shooting together, and it’s also possible that the incident was gang-related.
On June 20th, the Syracuse Police Department responded to a call about gunshots on Lynwood Avenue. When they arrived on scene, they found two victims with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Emergency medical staff determined that they were deceased upon their arrival to the crime scene. Investigators later identified the victims as 21-year-old Luis Sepulveda and 28-year-old Christopher McLauren.
Investigators found a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the double homicide, so they forcefully executed a search warrant with a SWAT team at the brother’s home. Elmore has been convicted for criminal possession of a weapon in the past, and he was also involved in a dangerous four-mile police pursuit through the area in 2017. The 13-year-old brother, whose identity is being withheld, has also fled from the police before. At the time of his arrest, he already had an active arrest warrant from a previous charge of criminal possession of a firearm.
Both brothers are being charged with two counts of second-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon and first-degree robbery. The older brother is being detained at the Onondaga County Justice Center, and the younger minor is being held at Hillbrook Detention Center. Police have explained that additional arrests may be pending, and they are asking the public to reach out to them with any additional information about this incident. They can be contacted at 315-422-5222.