Man Fired Gun At Woman in Car, Stole Phone, ID

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UTICA, NY – The Utica Police Department has arrested a man who pulled a gun on a woman and fired one round and stole her cell phone and personal identification.

On July 8th, Utica Police Officers were dispatched to a residence regarding an incident that had taken place the evening prior.

“The victim informed the officers that while on Varick St a male whom she was familiar with approached her, engaged her in an argument, and proceeded to steal her cell phone and identification from her hand. The male then fled the area for the time being,” police reported.

According to the police report, the victim then explained that while she was driving near Lenox Ave and Court St she observed the same male walking as she passed by.

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“She stated that the male then recognized the vehicle and brandished a handgun, pointing it toward her. The male fired one shot into the vehicle’s front side causing damage to it,” the department said in a statement today. “The victim then drove from the scene to her residence.”

As the officers inspected the vehicle the located the area where the projectile entered the vehicle, and were able to retrieve the evidence. Later that same day, on the 8th, the suspect Markus Dibrango age 23 of Utica, was taken into custody with the assistance of the Warrants Unit.