Two Men Arrested in Ithaca Following December Shooting

By WBNG News

Two Men Arrested in Ithaca Following December Shooting

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM EST

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Ithaca Police arrest two men they say shot and killed another man in December.

Police took Gary Lowe, 49, into custody charging him with the murder of Fransico Santiago.

Lawrence Beauford, 34, is also charged with the murder.

Santiago was found shot inside one of the apartments at Chestnut Hill Apartment in December.

Santiago was from the Bronx.

Police say he was in Ithaca selling drugs, making routine trips back to New York City.

Police got information this spring that helped investigators in identifying the two as suspects.

Lowe and Beauford are charged with murder in the second degree.

Lowe was taken to the Tompkins County Jail.

Beauford is currently in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections for an unrelated case.