SHERBURNE – Law enforcement have charged a Johnson City woman with murder following a shots fired call in the Village of Sherburne Monday afternoon.
According to Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Joshua Gould, at 11:11 a.m. on Monday law enforcement responded to the scene of 7 Gould Drive in the Village of Sherburne and found John Ryan, 39, of Sherburne dead.
Police recovered a shotgun and said Ryan was killed by Kelly Gillett, 36, of Johnson City.
Gould said the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Division and NYS Encon responded to the call and later charged Gillett with second-degree murder.
Chenango County First Assistant District Attorney Christine Rudy said someone is charged with second-degree murder when they intend to cause the death of another person. She said someone can only be charged with first-degree murder in very specific circumstances, and the allegations of the crime didn’t meet that threshold.