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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
Public Safety Building
779 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Derek R. Osborne, Sheriff 
Business Office: (607) 257-1345

Non-Emergency Number:
(607) 272-2444 

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Homicide Investigation

On December 7, 2019 at 1:26 AM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a shooting incident inside a home located on Shaffer Road in the Town of Newfield. 

Upon arrival, a resident of the home, Dejour Xavier GANDY, age 29, was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  Another resident, who was inside the home at the time, contacted 911 and reported the incident.

According to another witness, three black males with face coverings entered the home and confronted the victim with guns drawn, one of which shot at the victim before all three fled the scene. 

This incident is believed to be a targeted attack of a specific person.  The Sheriff's Office does not believe there is a continued threat to the public at large.

The Sheriff's Office is receiving assistance from the New York State Police and the Ithaca Police Department.  Bangs Ambulance and the Newfield Fire Department also provided assistance at the time of the initial call.

Any one with information is asked to contact the Tompkins County Emergence Response Center at (607) 273-8000.