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21-year-old man arrested in connection with shooting in Batavia

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 16:25:38-04

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Batavia police say an arrest has been made in connection with a Wednesday night shooting.

The shooting occurred on the 200 block of Oak Street in the City of Batavia, according to police. A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body area and a white male suspect reportedly fled the scene in a white vehicle before police arrived.

Officials say the victim was treated at the scene and then transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester via Mercy Flight with reported non-life-threatening injuries.

Following their initial investigation police say 21-year-old Jacob Sponaugle of Batavia was identified as the suspect.

According to police, Sponaugle and the victim were acquaintances and Sponaugle was allegedly there to sell a firearm.

Sponaugle was taken into custody just after 2:00 a.m. without incident outside of a residence on Montclair Avenue.

He faces the following charges:

Attempted murder in the second Degree – one count
Assault in the first degree – one count
Criminal use of a firearm in the first degree – two counts
Aggravated criminal possession of a weapon – one count
Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree – one count
Criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree – one count