Man arrested in Division Street shooting; bail set at $1,500

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NORWICH – An arrest was made Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old female in Norwich early this month.

James M. Miracle of Norwich has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in relation to the death of 19-year-old Roxanne Shipman, who was shot on Dec. 1.

Criminally negligent homicide is a class E felony and according to Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride, Miracle could face 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison if found guilty.

It is alleged that Miracle did negligently cause the death of the victim after discharging a .308 rifle.

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