ITHACA, N.Y.—One person is in custody after a large police response in the city and town of Ithaca around 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6.

Ithaca Police Lieutenant Ted Schwartz said in a press release that police saw a suspect in a shooting incident, which took place on Dec. 30 in Ithaca, driving a car on Elmira Road Friday afternoon. The suspect, Lasalle Hargrove of Lansing, also had active weapons possession warrants from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Police attempted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Elmira Road but Hargrove did not stop, fleeing in his vehicle, according to Schwartz’s account. IPD and deputies from TCSO all pursued Hargrove as he traveled on Elmira Road, then onto Seven Mile Drive in the Town of Ithaca. At that point, the Ithaca-Tompkins Specialized Response Team (SWAT team) conducted a “high risk traffic stop” to apprehend Hargrove without further pursuit.

In connection with the Dec. 30 shooting incident, Hargrove was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and first-degree burglary, considered a violent felony.

He is expected to face further charges stemming from his warrants and the incident Friday with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. Hargrove was remanded to Tompkins Coutny Jail on a $200,000 cash/$200,000 secured bond/10% of a million dollars secured bond.

Matt Butler

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