An Annsville man has been murdered and his brother has been arrested for the alleged shooting.
New York State Police say Troopers responded to a residence at 3664 State Route 69 in the Oneida County Town of Annsville Friday afternoon at approximately 12:13. State Police say two brothers, 27-year-old Matthew Westcott and 30-year-old James Westcott, got into an argument at the home where they both lived.
Authorities say their preliminary investigation revealed after the argument Matthew fired a shotgun at James and struck him in the face. Police say the father of the two men, Edward Westcott called 911 upon hearing the gunshot wound and that is when Troopers responded. Police say upon arrival Matthew was taken into custody immediately. James was transported by ambulance to Rome Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
State Police say they have charged Matthew E. Westcott with 2nd degree Murder and 3rd degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. That possession charge was in the 3rd degree because Matthew was a convicted felon.
State Police were assisted at the scene by the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, Taberg Fire Department, and Amcare Ambulance Services.
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