Suspect In Conklin Shooting Surrenders

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 21, 2008 at 8:09 PM EDT

A fight between two friends leads to a shooting in Conklin.

State Police say the victim survived a shotgun blast to the head and neck.

The suspect was on the run for only an hour before surrendering.

Action News reporter Justin Moss was there.

Troopers didn't have to search long for this shooting suspect.

This morning, he came to them.

25-year-old William Tomanek of Binghamton turned himself in to State Police in Kirkwood.

He's a suspect in a shooting around 10 this morning in the Town of Conklin.

"It appears to be over a dispute of some sort, we're still sorting out the details. We're very early in the investigation," said NYS Police Captain Mark Lester.

Troopers say 25-year-old Jessie Wright was shot outside his home at 163 Ketchum Road.

Part of road was closed as troopers investigated.

The crime scene is just down this hill.

Wright suffered shotgun wounds to the back of the head and neck.

He's reported in fair condition at Wilson Hospital, and State Police say his injuries are not life threatening.

Troopers say the men fought, then Wright ran.

They say Tomanek got a shotgun out of his vehicle and fired several shots.

After the shooting, Tomanek drove away, but State police immediately knew his name, and a description of his vehicle.

An hour later, he turned himself in.

"The suspect did have contact with someone who put him in touch with us, we spoke to him over the telephone, made arrangements for him to come to the state police barracks in Kirkwood and turn himself in which he did," said Captain Lester.

Tomanek was arrested for attempted murder.

Tomanek was arraigned late this afternoon in Town of Conklin Court.

Troopers do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

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