Man convicted of attempted murder, other charges (Cortland County Court)

Tyshawn Pittman, pictured here recently in Cortland County Court, was convicted of attempted murder and other charges during his jury trial on Tuesday. (Photo provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A man was convicted of attempted murder and other charges in Cortland County Court on Tuesday, according to a county court representative.

After three days of deliberation, the jury found Tyshawn Pittman guilty of all charges. Back on Dec. 26, 2022, Pittman shot a woman in the face and neck on Main Street in the city of Cortland.

Pittman has been convicted of the following charges:

  • Second-degree attempted murder
  • First-degree assault
  • First-degree burglary
  • Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon

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 non-life-threatening injuries.

Pittman’s jury trial started last Monday (March 11) and ended on Tuesday (March 19). The trial was initially slated to begin on Jan. 29, but was moved to March.

Pittman’s sentencing is scheduled for May 16 at 3 p.m. in county court. Details on his upcoming sentencing remain to be seen.

Coverage of Pittman’s case in county court can be found here.