Tremont Ave. shooting arrest

By Brandi Bailey

July 11, 2014 Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 1:59 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Police arrested a man in relation to the Tremont Avenue shooting on June 30.

Police said they believe the shooting is related to an unpaid drug debt.

Police arrested and charged 21-year-old Joel Valdes-Pica, of Binghamton.

Just after midnight June 30, Binghamton Police responded to 2 Tremont Ave. to reports of shots fired.

Police found that the targeted victim's vehicle had been hit by gunfire, and the suspected shooter had fled the scene.

Valdes-Pica is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree.

Valdes-Pica is being held in city lock-up, awaiting arraignment in court.

Valdes-Pica had also been arrested in March for a police standoff incident on Walnut Street, unrelated to the Tremont Avenue shooting.

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