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Trooper Involved Shooting in Rochester Under Investigation


On August 6, 2023, at approximately 9:26 p.m., New York State Police from SP Rochester was involved in a vehicle pursuit that concluded with an officer-involved shooting.

The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 1995 Cadillac for vehicle and traffic violations on I-490 westbound near Innovative Field in the city of Rochester. The operator failed to comply and a pursuit ensued, continuing west on I-490 to State Route 531 in the town of Gates when the operator of the vehicle exited at Rochester Tech Park, struck a guide rail, jumped a curb, and entered into a field. The suspect then exited the vehicle and failed to obey several verbal commands from the trooper. While the trooper was attempting to place the suspect into custody, the suspect discharged one round from his handgun in close proximity to the trooper. The trooper then discharged his issued firearm, striking and fatally injuring the suspect who was later pronounced dead at the scene. The trooper was medically treated and released from the scene.

Pursuant to Executive Law Section 70-b, the New York State Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident in conjunction with the New York State Police. The investigation is ongoing.

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