Tompkins County Sheriff

On Dec. 7 at 1:26 a.m., deputies with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s responded to an incident for a shooting inside a home on Shaffer Road in the Town of Newfield. As soon as officers arrived on the scene, a resident of the house, Dejour Xavier Gandy, age 29, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Another resident of the house called 911 to report the incident

According to another witness, three black males wearing face coverings entered the home and confronted the victim with guns drawn, one of whom shot at the victim before fleeing the scene. The incident is believed to be a targeted attack of a specific person. The Sheriff’s Office doesn’t believe there is a continued threat to the public.

The Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the Ithaca Police Department and the New York State Police. Bang’s Ambulance and the Newfield Fire Department provided assistance at the time of the initial call as well. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Tompkins County Emergency Response Center at (607) 273-8000.

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