Police: Mall gunman arrested after driving buddy to hospital

Posted at 1:12 PM, Nov 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 13:12:24-05

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP - Modified) — Police have arrested a suspect in a mall shooting that sparked panic at a crowded mall in Syracuse on Black Friday.

Kyree Truax was arrested Saturday on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in Friday’s shooting at the Destiny USA mall.

Police tell the Post-Standard that Truax shot a man in the leg during a fight at the mall at around 7 p.m., then drove a friend who had been stabbed in the fight to a hospital.

But police say Truax hit a bus on his way to the hospital.

An ambulance took the stabbing victim to the hospital. Police say Truax followed the ambulance to the hospital and was arrested.

It’s not clear if Truax has an attorney who can speak for him.