UPDATE 9/18: Elmira police have identified the victim of Monday morning's fatal shooting as 29-year-old Ramonn S. Driscoll of Elmira. Police are asking anyone with information about the homicide to contact EPD at 607-737-5626, or the anonymous tipline, 607-271-HALT. 


ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Elmira Police Department is investigating a homicide, believed to be the result of a home invasion robbery.

According to a release, officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Taylor Street on Monday at approximately 2:30 a.m. for a report of a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival, authorities say they found a male inside the residence who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officials say EMS attempted life-saving measures, but the victim died at the scene.

"EMS was summoned to the scene and unfortunately the victim succumbed to the gunshot wound on the scene.EMS was summoned to the scene and unfortunately, the victim succumbed to the gunshot wound on the scene," says Deputy Chief Anthony Alvernaz, Elmira Police Department.

Police are not releasing the victim's name at this time, however, WENY News was told he was identified as a 29-year-old Elmira resident.

A 20-year-old female Elmira resident and her infant daughter were reportedly both present at the time of the shooting, but both escaped injury.

According to the Elmira Police Department, a vehicle was stolen from the residence at the time of the robbery and later recovered by officers on Alexander Place.

"The individuals or at least one of the individuals fled in the victim's vehicle, which was stolen from the scene. That vehicle was later located over on Alexander's place. An officer spotted the vehicle while it was moving, however, the driver of the vehicle fled and was able to vacate the vehicle and flee on foot from that general area,' says Alvernaz. "A perimeter was set up. New York State Police responded assistant with their K-9 unit, however, we were not able to locate the driver of the vehicle."

According to Deputy Chief Alvernaz, the only motive they have so far is the desire for money and trying to steal whatever money the suspects thought was in the residence. 

"We believe that this was not a random act. There are some details about the case where we believe that the intruder were at least familiar with the occupants and or the interior of the residence." 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 607-737-5626 or the anonymous tip line at 607-271-HALT.