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Body found in Ticonderoga might be St. Andrews

Jimmy Joe St. Andrews

Jimmy Joe St. Andrews

TICONDEROGA — Police believe they have found the body of Jimmy Joe St. Andrews, the suspect in Friday night’s Ticonderoga shooting.

Police said St. Andrews, 45, of Putnam, was identified by witnesses at 105 Montcalm St. in Ticonderoga, the scene of the incident, as the person who shot a 45-year-old male three times Friday, July 13.

On July 16, at approximately 4:05 p.m., a law enforcement search team discovered the remains of a male in a wooded area adjacent to Mount Hope Cemetery on Burgoyne Road in Ticonderoga.

Police said positive identification of the body is pending, but evidence at the scene indicates a likelihood that it is St. Andrews.

According to a press release, it appeared the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The victim of Friday's shooting, whose name has not been released, was shot once in each foot and once in the abdomen.

He was taken to Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga before being transported to Albany Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.

Witnesses said St. Andrews fled the scene on foot. He was described as having brown hair, hazel eyes, weighing 175 pounds and being 6 feet tall.

Multiple agencies responded to the incident, including New York State Police, and the Essex County and Washington County Sheriff’s Departments.

A State Police special response team, an aviation unit and K9 teams were also deployed to assist in the search.

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