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Batavia man wanted for attempted murder nabbed in Connecticut

Jeremy Armstrong was arrested Feb. 28 in Connecticut on charges related to a shooting in Batavia. (City of Batavia Police Department)

A man wanted on an attempted murder warrant related to a Dec. 2 shooting in Batavia was arrested last week in Connecticut, City of Batavia police said Monday.

Jeremy R. Armstrong, 26, of Batavia, was a suspect in a shooting on Jackson Street. Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was shot several times at a close distance.

Armstrong was located outside of a family member's home in East Hartford on Feb. 28 and arrested on charges of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree criminal use of a firearm. Police said he was taken into custody without incident. Investigators had been working closely with authorities in Connecticut after learning Armstrong could be in that area.

Police said Armstrong would be held in Connecticut pending an extradition hearing.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Det. Eric Hill at 585-345-6373, Batavia Police at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370 or contact police online at


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