Syracuse Police Make Arrest In A Homicide

Syracuse, N.Y. – On Wednesday December 14th, 2016 at approximately 10:44 PM, Syracuse Police Officers were dispatched to 750 E. Adams Street, Upstate University Hospital in regards to a shooting complaint. Upon arrival, Officers learned that a male victim in his late 30’s had arrived there in a private vehicle and was suffering from a gunshot wound to his back.  The victim died from his injuries a short time later.  The victim has been identified as Jason M. Davis, 39 years old.  The incident occurred in the 100 block of Ballantyne Road.

An investigation was conducted by Detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division.  The investigation consisted of several interviews, the execution of search warrants, as well as the examination of physical evidence located at the scene.  As a result, Detectives identified Khani R. Johnson, 17 years old, of 454 Kirk Avenue #1 as the suspect.  Attempts to locate Johnson in the Syracuse area were unsuccessful and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals New York / New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and the City of Tampa Police Department, Johnson was located on January 20th in Hillsborough, Florida.  Johnson was returned to Syracuse on February 7th and charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree.  Johnson is currently lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center.  A photograph is attached.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.  All calls will remain confidential.  Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.  Information can also be emailed to Detectives at

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