Deputies: Armed robbery helps officials locate man wanted for homicide
Ithaca (WSYR-TV) - The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office says an armed robbery helped lead deputies to a man wanted in connection with a homicide in Buffalo.
Deputies say they were called to the Econo Lodge in Ithaca where a woman said she was held at gunpoint.
While searching the area, officials say they found the suspect, 23-year-old Elhajji Elshabazz of Buffalo.
The Sheriff's Office says a semi-automatic handgun was recovered when Elshabazz was taken into custody.
Deputies say Elshabazz was wanted in connection to a homicide in Buffalo.
Elshabazz was charged with robbery in Tompkins County and is being held without bail.
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