Shooting Suspects & Victim Charged In Alleged Incident

Shooting Suspects & Victim Charged In Alleged Incident

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Three people -- including the victim -- have been charged in connection with an alleged shooting incident in Ogdensburg over the weekend.

Ogdensburg police say 27 year old Dylan Arquitt and 26 year old Ronald Redmond, both of Ogdensburg, allegedly entered 921 Caroline Street wearing masks at around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, went upstairs, and fired a long gun into a second-floor room.

Police say several people were inside the room. One of them, 34 year old Charlie Watford of Brooklyn, N.Y., was struck. He was treated for his injuries at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and later released.

Police say they found the vehicle the suspects drove away in based on witnesses' descriptions and later found Arquitt and Redmond.

They were each charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree attempted robbery, one count each of first-degree assault, and one count each of first-degree criminal use of a firearm.

Police say they later determined gunfire was exchanged inside the home and found a second weapon there.

They charged Watford, the alleged victim, with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. They also charged him with second-degree criminal impersonation after he allegedly gave them several false identities. 

All three were in Ogdensburg city lockup Monday awaiting arraignment. 

The Caroline Street shooting happened just one block from Ogdensburg Middle School.

A year-and-a-half ago, there was another shooting at that end of the block.  In that incident, 18 year old Jahmese Rivers of Utica was alleged to have fired a single shot at someone. He was charged with attempted murder. He later pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.

With Sunday's shooting, neighbors say they're on edge.

“When you're in a neighborhood with elderly people kids and we're so close to this school, gunshots and people shooting at each other is the farthest thing anyone wants in this area,” said one neighbor, who didn't want to be identified.

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