Two teen intruders shot by robbery victim in Elmira


UPDATE (9/13/2020 10:57 p.m.) – Two 17-year-old suspects were shot by the victim of a home invasion on Franklin Street in Elmira on Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to two gunshot victims outside of a home around 1 p.m. on the 400 block of Franklin Street. While on the scene officers say that a female approached the scene and said that her boyfriend had shot the two men during a home invasion.

According to the victim, the two individuals came to their apartment and forced their way inside. The two males were armed with a firearm and made demands.

Her boyfriend was able to retrieve a firearm and fired at the intruders, where they then escaped from the apartment.

Both males were transported from the scene by Erway Ambulance and taken to a local hospital for treatment, one has been released after being treated, the other male is in serious condition.

The suspect that was released from the hospital has been charged with Robbery 1st, a Class B felony, and was remanded to a secure facility.

Police say that the two 17-year-olds were known to the couple that lived inside the Franklin Street home.


UPDATE (9/13/2020 2:21 p.m.) – The shooter has been identified and is being questioned by the Elmira Police Department according to Deputy Chief Anthony Alvernaz.

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV)- The Elmira police department and Chemung County sheriff’s office are investigating a shooting on 466 Franklin St.

EPD has confirmed two victims were shot. Detectives are on the scene responding.

The 18 News reporter on the scene witnessed police talking to neighbors. Police were dispatched around 1 p.m. for a gunshot victim.

Police say there are no further threats to the community.

Stick with 18 News for updates on this developing story

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