Man is arrested after altercation involving a gun in Elmira

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UPDATE (6/21): Nathan Knox was indicted on Friday, June 21, by the City of Elmira. Knox is charged with six different counts including attempted murder. There is no set court date yet. 


On Wednesday, June 12, at approximately 2:00 a.m. the Elmira Police Dept. responded to West 4th Street for a report of a subject with a gun. 

The caller described the suspect as a black male wearing a white t-shirt.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who reported that the suspect had entered his property and began a verbal, then physical altercation with him.  It was during this physical altercation that the black male pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and attempted to fire at him two times. 

The gun malfunctioned by way of misfires both times.  The victim was not injured by the weapon.

The subject then fled the area on foot. The male suspect was apprehended two blocks south of the incident only a few minutes after.  The suspect was positively identified by the victim.

Evidence recovered at the scene included a misfired bullet, however, the weapon has not been located at this time.

As a result of the investigation, Nathan S. Knox, 35, from Bronx, New York was charged with the following:

  • Attempted Assault in the First Degree; a Class C Felony
  • Criminal Use of a Firearm in the Second Degree; a Class C Felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon Second Degree; a Class C Felony. 

The investigation is ongoing and the public is reminded that if weapons of any kind are located in the area to not touch or otherwise disturb the item and call 911.

The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at 607-737-5626, or the tip line at 607-271-HALT.

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