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  • Elmira man charged with attempted homicide

  • An Elmira man has been charged with attempted homicide in connection with a June 1 shooting in the city, according to the Elmira Police Department.
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  • An Elmira man has been charged with attempted homicide in connection with a June 1 shooting in the city, according to the Elmira Police Department.
    The suspect, Joshua T. Demellier, 25, was arraigned Friday and is being held in the Chemung County Jail.
    At approximately 10 p.m. on June 1, police were dispatched to a report of shots fired at a residence on the 900 block of Sullivan Street.
    Around the same time, police were dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of Grand Central Avenue for a person who had been shot. The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
    The EPD’s SWAT team was called in to clear the residence on Sullivan Street, as the occupants were not cooperative with police who responded to the report of shots fired, authorities say. Another person was found injured at the home during the incident.
    Demellier was arrested June 8 after fleeing a traffic stop in Elmira. He was caught after a short foot chase and a loaded revolver was found nearby, according to the EPD. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and had been held in Chemung County Jail since.
    Demellier was also charged in late January by Elmira police with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property after an investigation into an armed robbery on Elm Street in the city during which several rifles were stolen, police say.

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