Published on November 30, 2023
On Thursday, November 30th, 2023, at around 3:25 A.M., Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a reported stolen vehicle in the area of South Salina Street and West Onondaga Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Clinton Street and West Onondaga Street, but the driver refused, and a pursuit ensued.
The pursuit continued for several blocks until the stolen vehicle crashed into a wall at Seymour Street and South Wilbur Avenue. Officers approached the crashed vehicle and observed the driver and sole occupant, 15-year-old Zy'Mier Zulueta, unresponsive. Officers attempted life-saving care, but Zulueta was eventually pronounced deceased on the scene.
The Syracuse Police Department's Traffic Section responded to the scene and is investigating the crash. Per department protocol and state law, the New York State Attorney General's Office will be notified as part of this investigation.