Three charged with murder in Auburn investigation
Police say three people were charged in connection with a homicide investigation, which was launched after a 36-year-old Auburn resident was shot-and-killed on Delevan Street on November 15th.
Police quickly identified the victim as Joshua Poole, 36, an Auburn resident, but didn’t announce arrests and charges until a press conference on Monday.
Tyree Anglin, of Auburn was charged with second-degree murder, and first-degree robbery. He was seen being arraigned Monday morning on those charges.
Police identified two others, who were charged with murder at the press conference.
Lucciano Spagnola was charged with second-degree murder, but is what officials described as an adolescent offender. However, due to the severity of charges he will be tried as an adult, they said.
Gage Ashley, was charged with first-degree murder. Officials said he would be arraigned this week.
District Attorney Jon Budelmann praised local law enforcement for their investigative efforts throughout the process.
It was the first homicide in several years, and Chief Shawn Butler said that the initial act that took place at the property – before the shooting – was a robbery.
Officials said that broad details could not be shared related to the investigation – as it remained active – but that the homicide overlapped with several other investigations.
“We need their help,” Chief Butler said, speaking to the staffing shortage that his department is facing – as it investigates this serious crime. He said that it’s a major factor when police – who rely heavily on part-time staff – work on cases like this. “This is why we work together with a lot of other agencies,” he added.
Police did not clarify if the victim was familiar with the suspects, who were arraigned on murder charges on Monday. DA Budelmann did note that the shooting occurred in the front portion of the home.
Police are still asking for the public’s help with the investigation as it unfolds. Tips can be called in to 315-255-4726 or emailed to [email protected] They can also be sent through the department’s Facebook Page.
Anyone who offers a tip can remain anonymous.
Watch the press conference below:
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