Binghamton Apartment House May Become Lockdown Target
A Binghamton lawmaker is looking into the possibility of the city taking action against the owner of a property where a man was shot in the head.
Councilman Giovanni Scaringi said he's planning to make an official request to start the process that could result in the lockdown of a First Ward apartment building.
A Johnson City man was critically injured when he was shot during a dispute last Thursday morning at 12 Wilson Street.
The wounded man remains hospitalized. The suspected shooter has been charged with attempted murder after he surrendered to police Saturday.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Monday, Scaringi expressed concern about a series of problems that have been reported at the Wilson Street house.
The councilman said he intended to request a history of police calls to the location. He said he wants the situation reviewed by a committee that handles lockdown requests.
Scaringi said he believes there have been noise complaints and other issues associated with the property.
Broome County records indicate the Wilson Street building is owned by an LLC based in New Jersey. The property was purchased in March 2015. The owners could not be reached Monday afternoon.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story included a purchase price that was inaccurate because the transaction involved two other parcels in the city.
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