Man Shot in Back in Syracuse Expected to Survive

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SYRACUSE, NY – A man who was shot in the back Saturday night during an incident with another male suspect is expected to survive.

At around 9:57 P.M., Officers responded to the 100 block of Lawrence Street for a shooting with injuries call.

“Upon arrival, officers located a 40-year-old male who was shot in the back. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he is expected to survive,” the Syracuse Police Department said. “The investigation revealed a suspect, Ghad Ishimwe, 23. Officers Fellows and Brauchle located the suspect in the 300 block of Graves Street and took him into custody.”

According to investigators, officers also located the firearm that was involved in this incident.

Ishimwe was arrested and booked for Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree.