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19-year-old Syracuse man accused of dismembering Rochester homicide victim

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A Syracuse man is facing charges after State Police say he helped perpetrators of a Rochester homicide. 

According to State Police, 19-year-old Aziz Adams dismembered a Rochester homicide victim in the basement of an abandoned house on Dearborn Avenue in Syracuse on March 25. 

The homicide occurred in Rochester, but the victim was found in Syracuse. 

On May 21, Adams was arrested following a short police chase. When he was taken into custody, he was allegedly found to have had a loaded handgun with serial numbers removed from it. 

Adams has been charged with concealment of a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies, and resisting arrest. 

Three others have already been arrested in connection to the murder. 

Maximillion Cook was shot in Rochester and wound up down the Thruway at the Dearborn Avenue home. 

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