#SUNYPotsdamShooting UPDATE. @nyspolice cost Michael Snow, 31 of Massena with homicide in taking pictures loss of life of @sunypotsdam1816 senior Beth Howell Friday close to Potsdam campus. @SpecNews1Albany@SPECNews1CNY@SPECNews1ROC
Michael J. Snow, 31, of Massena, N.Y., was charged by state police with second-degree homicide.
In a letter despatched Saturday afternoon to the SUNY Potsdam neighborhood, the official answerable for the college, Dr. Phil Neisser mentioned police are nonetheless searching for a suspect in reference to Friday evening’s taking pictures of a scholar on the State College of New York at Potsdam.
The coed, recognized by SUNY Potsdam as music instructor Elizabeth Howell Class of 2022, was shot and killed close to campus simply earlier than 6 p.m. on Friday. She was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital the place she was pronounced useless simply earlier than 7pm.
The State College of New York at Potsdam introduced Monday’s lessons had been canceled.
Potsdam Village Police initially responded to a report of an unconscious girl on College Park Highway, state police mentioned. Intervention officers discovered Howell mendacity on the facet of the highway with gunshot wounds.
Howell was taken to Potsdam Guangzhou Hospital, the place she was pronounced useless.
State Police took over the investigation. As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had been reported.
Following the taking pictures, the campus remained in emergency shelter till Saturday morning, when a police investigation decided the taking pictures gave the impression to be an remoted incident.
Howell, a member of the SUNY Potsdam Class of 2022, is a music training scholar and future instructor on the Crane College of Music. She is a cellist and has carried out with the Crane Symphony Orchestra.
“We mourn the lack of Beth as a campus neighborhood and put her household, pals and family members in our hearts throughout this troublesome time,” the faculty’s assertion learn partially.
“Please help one another as we work to know this tragedy and don’t hesitate to ask for assist if wanted,” the assertion continued. “We want one another’s help as we mourn this nice loss.”