Reports from Utica Police Department indicate that a man from Utica has been charged with second-degree murder following the October 5 shooting death of David Davis.
The man, who has been identified as Jahari Brown, 33, was arrested on Sunday night and charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Brown appeared in court on Monday morning and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He’s currently being held in the Oneida County Jail without bail.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on October 5, the authorities in Utica responded to the Cathedral Gardens Apartments call at 1506 Whitesboro Street, where 35-year-old David Davis was found outside the building with gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center where he died from his injuries after a short period.
The authorities in Utica were searching for the suspect ever since. A bounty had also been placed by the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at $1,500 for information leading to an arrest. The Police also revealed that an investigation led to Brown being developed as a suspect, he was arrested on Sunday shortly after noon following a vehicle stop at South Street and McQuade Avenue in Utica.