ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca Police continue to search for the suspects wanted in connection with two recent violent crimes in Ithaca, including a fatal stabbing at the apartments at 210 Lake St. in Ithaca, and the shooting on East Green Street in Downtown Ithaca.
Here is a quick update on where both cases currently stand. To be clear, the cases are not connected.
Fatal stabbing on Lake Street
On July 17, a 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed on Lake Street.
When Ithaca police responded to the incident at 10:38 a.m. that morning at 210 Lake St., they found Kennan Orson Michael Paul outside the apartments with stab wounds. He later died of his injuries at the hospital. The suspect, identified as Denzil Dexter Cummings, and the victim were cousins, police said, and were involved in an altercation before the stabbing.
As of this week, police are still working to track down Cummings. According to a statement from Lt. John Joly on Monday, “We are continuing to work with our Federal Law Enforcement partners in attempts to locate the suspect, who remains out of the area. A warrant has been filed with international extradition.”
Shooting on East Green Street
The investigation into the shooting on East Green Street is also ongoing, and police continue to search for the suspect.
At about 9:44 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, a man was shot in front of the Green Street Parking Garage.
Shortly after shooting, police took 38-year-old Woodrow Turner, of Ithaca, into custody. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence. However, police are still searching for suspect Andrae G. Martin wanted in connection with the shooting.
The 30-year-old victim from Rochester was in critical condition at a regional hospital for several days. Ithaca Police Chief Dennis Nayor said the man checked himself out of the hospital once he was out of the Intensive Care Unit and police have not been able to make contact since.
The shooting suspect, Andrae Martin, is currently out of the area, police said Monday.
“This is an ongoing investigation in which the investigative division has identified the suspect and are prepared to file charges. The suspect is currently out of the area,” the IPD said in a statement.
Featured image: Ithaca Police investigate at the scene of the shooting on East Green Street on Sept. 4. (Photo by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)