Robbery Leads Police to Murder Suspect
ITHACA (WENY)-- A woman says she was held at gun point in the parking lot of an Ithaca motel during broad daylight. It turns out the suspect is on the Buffalo Police Top 10 Most Wanted list in connection to a murder.
Police say they arrested Elhajji Elshabazz, 23, of Buffalo. The Tompkins County Sheriff's office says he held a woman at gunpoint in the parking local of the Econo Lodge on North Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Police say Elshabazz ran off, but they later found him near the Ithaca Pizza hut.
At the time of the arrest, Police found a semi-automatic handgun on the suspect. He's now charged with Robbery, Criminal use of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of a controlled substance. Elshabazz in Tompkins County jail with no bail.
According to documents, Police have been looking for Elshabazz since November 24, 2012, in connection to the beating death of a 96-year-old Buffalo man.