ITHACA, N.Y. — A local man tied to a shooting on Ithaca’s West Hill in late June was arraigned in Ithaca City Court on Thursday, according to city court officials.


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Rashid J. Brown, 27, was also wanted on warrants related to criminal contempt in the second degree, trespassing and harassment. He was sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.

So far, Brown has not been charged yet in connection with the shooting. Police named him a person of interest after officers found a  man with a gunshot wound in his leg in late June.

Brown was named a person of interest along with James “Pip” Marshall, said Officer Jamie Williamson, of the Ithaca Police Department.

Officer Williamson said at the time that police were called on June 27 at 3:28 a.m. to an apartment at 150 West Village Place where they found a man with a gunshot wound in his leg. Officers applied a tourniquet to the injury and the man was taken to a hospital.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the injured man got into a disagreement with at least two people — Marshall and Brown — before being shot, and the men fled the scene on foot.

Police also said at the time the gun used in the shooting has not been found.

Brown had been wanted on several warrants, including:

— Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony)

— Second- degree burglary (Felony)

— Second-degree criminal contempt (Misdemeanor)

— Two counts of second-degree harassment (Violation)

The Ithaca Journal reported that, in 2012, Marshall was sentenced to two to four years in prison “after admitting involvement in a high-profile assault case at the Cayuga Medical Center.”

Jeff Stein

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