Created: 10/18/2013 12:56 PM WHEC.com
Rochester Police tell News10NBC a 21-year-old Rochester man who was arrested Thursday for robbery is now facing murder charges.
Investigators say 21-year-old Xavier Nelson of Rochester and 30-year-old Earnest Hawkins, also of Rochester, approached 25-year-old Jeremain McKinnon on Angle Street and stole his phone, cash and marijuana at gunpoint. According to police, when McKinnon later spotted the suspects, they began shooting at him.
Police were able to locate both suspects. They are charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment, and grand larceny.
Police additionally charged Nelson with second-degree murder in the death of 59-year-old Willie Little. Little was shot along with three others in August outside a home on South Plymouth Avenue.