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Suspect in Johnson City shooting arrested in Georgia

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - The man allegedly connected to Easter Sunday's deadly shooting in Johnson City has been arrested in Georgia.

Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge along with Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell announced the arrest of 29-year old Corey Robinson.

He's charged with second-degree murder.

On Sunday, police responded to 92 Crocker Avenue in JC, where they found 46-year old Erika Smith dead from a gunshot wound at around 6:30 a.m.

Two others, a man and a woman, were shot and wounded but have since been released from the hospital.

Dodge says Smith and the other female victim were not the target of the shooting.

Dodge says there was a house party taking place where a fight broke out between Robinson and the male victim.

Police say after the fight, Robinson left the property to get a gun and then returned to 92 Crocker and shot through the front window.

Police say Crocker then fled to Georgia where he works and has family.

He was arrested Thursday night at a Hotel in Marietta, Georgia.

Dodge says this is the most extensive case he's handled, mainly because people were not cooperating with investigators.

"Because we had so little cooperation from the victims and the witnesses, it made it much more difficult and it took much more legwork to run down these leads than a normal investigation," said Dodge.

Dodge says police followed up on over 100 leads.

The extradition process could take about 7 to 10 days.


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