A man was shot by a Rochester police officer during an attempted arrest on Wilkins Street Sunday night. The suspect was shot in the upper body and is expected to survive. The police officer was not injured.
A man was shot by a Rochester Police officer during an attempted arrest on Wilkins Street Sunday night.
At around 10:20 p.m., two officers were patrolling the neighborhood when they encountered a group of people standing in the middle of the street.
Deputy Chief La'Ron Singletary says one of the officers attempted to take one of the men into custody due to an active bench warrant for criminal possession of a weapon. The man resisted arrest and a struggle ensued, resulting in both men ending up on the ground.
As the two men were on the ground, a gun that was carried by the man fell to the ground and was picked up by another man in the group.
Deputy Chief Singletary says the officer who was on the ground fired his gun once, hitting the man who picked up the gun in the upper body. The man who was shot tried to run from the scene but was taken into custody a short distance from where he was shot. He was transported to Strong Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The man with the active warrant ran from the scene and remains at large.
The two officers were not injured.
Our news partner, News10NBC spoke with one neighbor who has lived in the area for years. She says she's sick of seeing so many problems.
"It's a rat-race around here," Bobby Jackson says. "But nobody bothers me. I've been here since 1980 and I tell them they stay in their lane, I stay in mine because I'm 73 years old and I don't have time."
The identities of the officers involved and the suspect have not yet been released. Both officers are assigned to administrative duties as the investigation continues, per RPD policy.
Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Wilkins Street between Thomas Street and Hudson Ave. in Rochester.
Around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, two officers in the neighborhood encountered a group of people. Police say during the encounter, there was some sort of confrontation and a person was shot.
The suspect shot was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
None of the officers at the scene were injured.
It is unclear who pulled the trigger first, and whether anyone besides the officer involved fired shots.
Police recovered at least one weapon believed to belong to one of the suspects in this case. At one point, investigators focused on one house in the area, trying to speak to someone who might be a witness, potential suspect, or knows that something that could help the investigation.
"Currently, we have a number of resources at the scene," Cpt. John Corbelli said. "We're looking at one specific house where an individual is believed to be held up. We are currently trying to talk to people to make sure they come out of this house and we speak to them."
It's unclear at this time if anyone did come out of that house officers were looking at, and if anyone was taken into custody or brought in for questioning.
The suspect shot and the officer involved have not yet been identified.
Wilkins Street between Thomas Street and Hudson Ave. has reopened.
Police are expected to hold a press conference Monday morning.