ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca Police Department released an update Tuesday regarding its investigation into the killing of Alan Godfrey, though it appears not much new information has come to light since he was shot a week ago.

Godfrey, who was 32 years old, was targeted specifically and not the victim of a random attack, IPD had previously stated. However, beyond that, police are asking for witnesses to come forward who may have been in the area of the shooting at the time—a five-minute span of time during the early morning of Tuesday, July 20.

“This shooting-homicide occurred in a well-traveled area and IPD investigators believe that several vehicles and pedestrians were in or passed through between 12:40 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.,” the department wrote in its update. “Anyone who may have been in or passing through the 200 block of Taughannock Boulevard or the 900 block of West State Street is asked to please contact the IPD Investigations Division via any of the below methods.”

The methods are listed here:

  • Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
  • Police Administration: 607-272-9973
  • Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
  • Anonymous Email Tip Address:

Matt Butler

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