Helicopter search in Fulton leads to accused shooter

FULTON — State police in Fulton on Wednesday evening arrested a Baldwinsville man in connection with a Dec. 27 shooting of a man in the town of Scriba.

Bennie L. Jackson, 30, of Baldwinsville, has been charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony, according to state police.

On Dec. 27, 2019, at 4:23 a.m., state police responded to Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, for a reported 22-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds, a state police press release said. The victim reported he was in the Champlain Commons parking lot in the town of Scriba when Bennie Jackson pulled out a handgun and shot him several times, the release said.

Investigators began to search for Jackson.

On Wednesday, investigators observed a vehicle parked in a driveway on Seneca Street in the city of Fulton, with several individuals sitting inside, the release stated. As investigators began to speak with the occupants, a back seat passenger, later identified as Bennie Jackson, fled from the vehicle on foot.  Troopers searched the area and with assistance from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office AIR 1 helicopter, Jackson was located along the Oswego River and taken into custody without incident shortly after 7 p.m., state police said.

Jackson was processed at the state police barracks in Fulton and then transported to the Oswego County Public Safety Building for centralized arraignment.

State police were assisted at the scene by the city of Fulton Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office AIR1 and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.

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