String of Violent Incidents in Ithaca
July 4, 2014
ITHACA (WENY) -- A string of violent events shook the City of Ithaca, not too long after the city's fireworks celebration Thursday night.
Just after midnight on Friday Ithaca Police were called to Cayuga Medical Center in regards to a victim of an assault who had a head injury. A 25 year old was reportedly attacked by at least three other people and hit repeatedly with a baseball bat.
According to Lt. Scott Garin with the Ithaca Police Department, the victim suffered multiple injuries to his head, neck, and torso. When Officers arrived at the hospital, the victim was described to be on "life support."
The incident reportedly happened on Chestnut St. in the City of Ithaca shortly before the hospital reported the incident to police. When Officers arrived at the hospital, the victim was described to be on "life support." He is now reported to be in stable condition.
Shortly after, the Ithaca Police Department were called to another incident at the Holiday Inn at 222 S. Cayuga Street for a physical domestic dispute. According to the Ithaca Police Department, Amy Armagost of Buffalo, New York, was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Contempt in the First Degree. She's also charged with attempted criminal mischief in the 4th degree, for attempting to damage the windows of an Ithaca Police patrol vehicle by kicking them repeatedly.
Then just after 1:30AM Friday morning, Ithaca Police received reports of shots fired in the 600 Block of Chestnut Street. Police say two people were driving when a person shot them as they passed. According to police reports, the shooter then got into a car and chased after them, continuing to shoot at them as they drove westbound through the city. The victims crashed their car on the 700 block of Elm Street Extension, at which point the suspect fled the scene.
According to the Ithaca Police Department, descriptions of the perpetrator and suspect vehicle are being withheld at this time pending further investigation.
If you have any information that would aid these investigations please contact the Ithaca Police Department Investigative Division at 272-9973.