- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - A 24-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Elmira last weekend.

The Elmira Police Department says Lawrence Baker was arraigned Tuesday on the charges filed after 24-year-old Najee Holmes of Elmira was shot to death early Saturday morning.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Holmes suffering from gunshot wounds. He later died after being taken to Arnot Ogden Medical Center.

Police say a fight occurred at a home before Holmes was shot.

Baker was on parole for a drug conviction at the time of his arrest.

He’s being held in the Chemung County Jail without bail and is due back in court Friday for a preliminary hearing. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.

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