On June 17th, 2020 Jamaal Jackson age 25 of Utica, was shot and killed on the 1200 block of Brinckerhoff Ave.
A suspect in that case has now been arrested.
Zaharae Wright age 20 of Utica has been charged with Murder in second degree as well as a Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree in relation to this shooting.
Wright is also facing additional charges following a pursuit he was involved in while riding on an illegal minibike. After officers attempted to stop Wright, he led them on a lengthy pursuit ultimately ending in the Hannaford Plaza on Mohawk St.
After officers were able to stop and attempt to arrest Wright, he began resisting and fought with the officers on scene until he was placed into custody. Following his arrest, Wright was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun. In this case Wright was charged with multiple NYSV&TL violations, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Obstructing Governmental Administration.
Additional charges are likely against Wright. Furthermore, more arrests are expected in the homicide of Jamaal Jackson.