The person accused of shooting a Binghamton High School student was found hiding in the basement of a building a half block from the school.

City police say the 17-year-old suspect was located at an Oak Street residence shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. Detectives say a handgun was recovered.

The suspect has been charged with attempted murder and criminal use of a firearm. He is to be arraigned in the youth part of Broome County Court.

Detective Captain Cory Minor said the suspect was not enrolled at Binghamton High School. His name was not released.

Investigators at 121 Murray Street after a possible shooting suspect was discovered hiding in a basement. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Investigators outside a West Side residence after a possible shooting suspect was discovered hiding in a basement. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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An 18-year-old high school student was shot in the chest near 52 Main Street around 11:15 a.m. He was reported to be in stable condition at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City. In a news release, Minor described the injuries as "non-life threatening."

An investigator searching for evidence outside 121 Murray Street. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
An investigator searching for evidence outside an Oak Street apartment building. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Investigators searched inside and outside the Oak Street apartment house where the suspect was found. They also searched other nearby properties.

A woman who was working at the building was visibly shaken a few minutes after the suspect was taken away in a police van. She said he probably gained entry to the basement through an unlocked door.

There was a beefed-up police presence at Binghamton High School before dismissal on January 6, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
There was a beefed-up police presence at Binghamton High School before dismissal on January 6, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com.

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