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Woman walks into gas station with a sawed-off shotgun and shoots man

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An ambulance was seen speeding away after a man was reported to be shot in the chest near the Sunoco gas station on North State Street in downtown Syracuse on Thursday, March, 31, 2022. James McClendon | jmcclendon@syracuse.com


Anne Hayes, syracuse.com

Syracuse, N.Y. — Police have identified the man shot inside a gas station Thursday in Syracuse.

Malik Earsley, 26, was shot in the midsection inside the Sunoco gas station 200 block of North State Street, Syracuse police spokesperson Lt. Matthew Malinowski said. The gas station is at the intersection of North State and James streets across from the Snowdon apartment building.

Earsley was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, according to a news release from Syracuse police Thursday.

On Friday, police announced Ashley J. Sanders, 26, was charged in connection with the shooting.

Around 4:53 p.m., Sanders walked into the gas station with a sawed-off shotgun in hand, police said. Once inside, Sanders shot Earsley and left the scene, they said.

A gas station employee called 911 and reported Earsley had been shot in the chest, according to Onondaga County 911 Center dispatches.

Police said they quickly identified Sanders as a suspect and found her near East Fayette and Croly streets.

She was interviewed and multiple search warrants were conducted before she was arrested, police said.

She was charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

The gas station is the same place where a 33-year-old man with a gun was shot and killed by officers in September 2020.

Staff writer Anne Hayes covers breaking news, crime and public safety. Have a tip, a story idea, a question or a comment? You can reach her at ahayes@syracuse.com.

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