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Gun Recovered From Easter Murder In Johnson City

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Courtesy JCPD Courtesy JCPD
Courtesy JCPD Courtesy JCPD

The Johnson City Police Department announced the recovery of a shotgun that they believe to be the murder weapon used in the Easter morning homicide.

Detectives developed information Thursday night that the gun was disposed of in the Susquehanna River. JCPD contacted the New York State Police dive team to attempt to recover the gun.

The dive team began their search on Friday afternoon and recovered the weapon on Saturday morning.
Members of the dive team spent hours searching the river which is currently at a high level, very murky, and near freezing temperatures.

In addition, detectives also developed information that unexpended shotgun rounds were removed from the murder weapon and disposed of in the brush alongside of St Rt 17 Eastbound in the Town of Union.

Chief Dodge reached out to Sheriff Harder, who graciously sent the 35 new recruits from the Broome County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Academy to conduct a search for the ammunition. The recruits combed through the thick brush on the steep bank of the highway for several hours and successfully recovered three unexpended shotgun rounds believed to be connected to the case