Arrest Made in 7-Year-Old Syracuse Murder Cold Case

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SYRACUSE, NY – A suspect has been arrested for murder in a 7-year-old unsolved case in Syracuse. Michael L. Brooks, 31, has been arrested for May 29, 2015 shooting death of Charvin Turner.

According to police, on that date, at 9:48 P.M., Syracuse Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Salt Springs Road for a reported vehicle collision.

“Upon arrival, Officers located the crash and one male victim, Charvin Turner, in the driver seat of one of the involved vehicles,” police reported at the time. “Officers observed blood along his chest region, and it was quickly determined that Turner had been shot. Turner was transported to Upstate Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Turner was 25 years old at the time he died.”

According to the Syracuse Police Department, Criminal Investigation Detectives (CID) immediately commenced an investigation.

“During the ensuing investigation, numerous people were interviewed, and an extensive neighborhood canvass was conducted. In addition, search warrants were executed, and evidence recovered was processed and thoroughly analyzed,” police said. “Over the years, significant progress was made in this investigation. Despite ultimately becoming a “Cold Case”, detectives and members of the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office remained vigilant and undeterred in their pursuit of justice. They were determined to someday provide the necessary closure to Turner’s family.”

A suspect was ultimately identified as Michael L. Brooks, who was 24 years old at the time of Turner’s murder. He was arrested by police in Washington, D.C. and extradited to New York.

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