Two Arrested Facing Multiple Charges

On  Thursday, June 21, 2018, at approximately 5:07pm, Syracuse Police  Officers responded to 123 Neutral Court in regards to a suspicious  person with a weapon investigation. Police had received information that Elijah Coston, 17, of Syracuse,  may be in possession of a handgun at this location. 

When officers arrived on scene, they observed Coston seated in the  passenger seat of a vehicle. Another male, identified as Shanen Hayes, 16, of Syracuse was observed leaning  into the passenger window of the vehicle prior to running from police.   Officers pursued Hayes and observed a black handgun in his right hand.    Officer Darrin Ettinger was able to take  Hayes into custody inside 123 Neutral Court.  Lt. Geno Turo located a  loaded Kel-Tec Model PF9 9mm semiautomatic handgun near where Hayes was  taken into custody.

Coston was taken into custody without incident.  Coston and Hayes were  arrested and charged with Criminal  Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a  Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Marihuana.  They were lodged at the  Onondaga County Justice Center pending their arraignments.

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