Syracuse police arrested a man who had a loaded handgun outside a funeral on Friday, according to The Syracuse Post-Standard.

The funeral was for Bryan Sheppard, 29, who was stabbed in the heart on June 7.

The Post-Standard reports:

“A man with a loaded handgun was subdued by police outside the Peoples AME Zion Church Friday afternoon, just as churchgoers were exiting the church following Bryan Sheppard’s funeral.

Members of Syracuse police’s Gang Violence Task Force, as well as uniformed patrol officers, were assigned to the church for the funeral to prevent any further gang violence, Syracuse police Sgt. Tom Connellan said.

Shortly before 2 p.m., a person told an officer that a man on the corner of East Colvin Steet and South Salina Street had a handgun, later identified as a .38 caliber revolver, and pointed him out to police. That man, identified by police as 23-year-old Ricky Jamison, of Syracuse, fled on foot down South Salina Street when detectives approached him.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.