Update on man accused of attempted murder

Tyshawn Pittman, a Cortland man accused of attempted murder, in Cortland County Court in 2023. (Photo provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A man who has been accused of second-degree attempted murder (a Class-B Felony) is due to appear in court in a month.

Back on Dec. 26, 2022, Tyshawn Pittman allegedly shot a woman in the face and neck on Main Street in the city of Cortland.

According to a city police report, after Pittman shot the woman, his whereabouts were unknown. At about 7 p.m. the same day, Pittman was found hiding on the third floor of an apartment building on Main Street.

The woman, who suffered a bullet wound from the shooting, was transported to a trauma center in Syracuse to treat her non-life-threatening injuries.

According to court documents, Pittman is facing charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

According to court docs, trial by jury was initially scheduled to begin last Monday (Jan. 29). Court docs, however, noted that Pittman – who hasn’t been in court since late 2023 – is scheduled to appear in court on March 7.

Court docs noted that Pittman and his defense has “moved to dismiss the indictment” based upon “statutory speedy trial grounds.”

“A defending seeking a speedy trial dismissal pursuant to CPL 30.30 meets his or her readiness within the statutorily prescribed time period,” mentioned in the court docs.

Court docs also stated that “the court may summarily deny a CPL 30.30 motion if it is an allegation of fact essential to support the motion is conclusively refuted by unquestionable documentary proof.”

Further details on Pittman and his case in county court have yet to be determined. Coverage on Pittman’s case can be found here.