Sister of man charged with double homicide and shooting police sergeant faces charges

Posted at: 08/06/2013 4:24 PM

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The sister of a man charged with a double homicide and shooting a police officer is now facing charges as well.

Lawana Strong-Minter, 33, of Rochester, is charged with first-degree hindering prosecution. Officials say she helped her brother, Ralph Strong Jr, evade police following that double homicide on June 24.

Strong has been charged with murder in connection with those two deaths on June 24 on Central Avenue. Police say three days later, Rochester Police officers were pursuing Strong when he led them on a chase, ending in a shootout where Strong is accused of shooting a Rochester Police sergeant.

According to prosecutors and court paperwork, Strong-Minter was an accomplice to Tiarra Felicano, Strong's girlfriend. Prosecutors and police say the two women helped Strong avoid police.

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