Syracuse, N.Y. — Two males accused of taking part in a theft that was a taking pictures this fall are actually going through tried homicide expenses, in keeping with the Onondaga County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Jay R. Harp Jr., 45, and Eric Harp, 24, each of Syracuse, are accused of participating in a theft at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 21 at 723 W. Onondaga St. within the metropolis of Syracuse.
Throughout the course of the theft, a 46-year-old man was shot within the hand and buttocks outdoors Roxy flats on West Onondaga Avenue, police and the DA’s workplace mentioned.
The taking pictures sufferer was handled at Upstate College Hospital in Syracuse and launched.
Syracuse police investigated the robbery-turned-shooting.
Eric Harp was taken into custody Oct. 21, in keeping with jail data. He’s being held with out bail on the Onondaga County Justice Center on a number of expenses, together with tried homicide, tried theft, tried reckless endangerment and prison possession of a weapon.
Eric Harp is scheduled to seem Tuesday in county court docket to reply the fees, that are primarily based on Sep. 21 and Oct. 21, 2021 incidents in Syracuse, records show.
The District Legal professional’s Workplace indicted each Eric Harp and Jay Harp Jr. following the robbery-turned-shooting incident, data present. First Assistant District Legal professional Joseph Coolican mentioned he didn’t know if, or how the Harps are associated. Coolican, nonetheless, did verify each males are co-defendants within the Sept. 21 theft/taking pictures at 723 W. Onondaga St.
Jay R. Harp Jr. was arrested final Tuesday, Dec. 28, on an indictment warrant and arraigned the next day, Coolican mentioned. He’s scheduled to seem Monday in county court docket to reply a number of expenses, together with tried homicide, first-degree theft, first-degree assault and second-degree prison possession of a weapon, all felonies.
State jail data present a person by the identical title and date of delivery as Jay R. Harp Jr. was convicted of first-degree rape in March 1998, 5 months after he and two others have been charged with tying up, robbing and gang-raping two younger ladies from DeWitt, then leaving them wandering in a distant space of the Onondaga Nation in October 1997. Jail data present Jay Harp additionally was convicted of aggravated harassment of an worker by an inmate. Harp was launched from jail in December 2019, however stays on the state’s sex offender registry, data present.