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Police Track Easter Homicide Suspect in Georgia

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JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. -

Police have tracked down the suspect in the Easter homicide of Erika Smith Cunningham at a hotel in Marietta, Georgia. Authorities on Friday announced the arrest of Corey J. Robinson, 29, just five days after the Sunday morning shooting at 92 Crocker Avenue.

"This is the most extensive case I have ever been involved in." -- Police Chief Brent Dodge, Village of Johnson City 

Investigators from Johnson City, New York State Police and the Broome County District Attorney's Office received more than 100 leads, which they credit for helping to locate Robinson. 

During the Friday afternoon press conference, Dodge said Smith and another female were the unintended targets of a shooting during a house party at the Crocker Avenue home. The third injured party, a male victim, was the intended target.

According to investigators, Robinson left the party at Crocker Ave after a physical altercation with the male victim and retrieved a shotgun. After returning to the residence, Robinson opened fire on the front door and window striking the victims, then fled the scene.

Dodge said Smith was already dead when patrol officers arrived at the scene at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Broome County District Attorney Steven Cornwell stated the two others that were injured in the shooting, have been released from the hospital.

Robinson is in Cobb County Jail. DA Steven Cornwell expects it would take up to 10 days to bring him back to Broome County to face the charge of second-degree murder.

Police also said Robinson has family in Marietta and frequently travels to Georgia for work.