Johnson town man arrested in village shooting investigation
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Johnson City resident.
Authorities say Spencer Chapman, 23, of Johnson City, is facing three felony charges following the incident at 215 Baldwin Street.
Investigators say a 24-year-old man was shot in the right side. He was taken by a Union Volunteer Emergency Team ambulance to nearby Wilson Medical Center. He was treated and released.
Police were called to 215 Baldwin Street just before 3 p.m. Thursday. Officers discovered that a man had been shot in the hip.
Officers and detectives interviewed people in the area of Baldwin Street, Corliss Avenue and St. Charles Street to determine what happened that led to the shooting.
People inside the Baldwin Street home were questioned by investigators. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence. According to a press release, they “were able to recover evidence relevant” to the shooting.
Chapman was charged with criminal use of a firearm and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He was processed and taken to Broome County Jail in the town of Dickinson to await arraignment.
Police said he was under the watch of state agents for a previous assault conviction.
Investigators say the weapon used in the shooting has not been found. Those with information can contact the Johnson City Police Department at (607) 729-9321.
Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected].
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