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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Lyell Ave. murder

Updated: 05/03/2014 2:15 PM
Created: 05/02/2014 10:01 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams

UPDATE: A 32-year-old man is under arrest following a fatal shooting earlier this week on Lyell Avenue.

Police say Willie Bell, 32, of Rochester, is charged with murder in the second degree following that shooting. Investigators say Bell shot and killed Alvin Metcalf Jr., a 29-year-old father of four, on Lyell Avenue while he was at work.

Original story: News10NBC is learning more about the victim of one of two homicides Wednesday in the city. Police say Alvin Metcalf Jr., a 29-year-old father of four was gunned down on Lyell Avenue while he was at work. 

The family of Alvin Metcalf Jr. is hoping to gather a crowd Saturday at S & T Lounge on North Street. It’s only to pay tribute to Metcalf, who was murdered, but also to speak out against the city’s violence and come up with a strategy to stop it.

Valencia Metcalf, victim's sister, said, “None of this violence in Rochester makes any sense. How do you make sense of this foolishness and how we do take our streets back?”

Valencia Metcalf is hurt and angry.

Metcalf said, “29 days after he turned 29, someone took his life senselessly. There is no reason for this. He did not deserve this. Your child doesn’t deserve this.”

It was Wednesday evening. Valencia’s brother, Alvin Metcalf JR., was at his job, Class A Auto Sales, when police say he got into an argument with someone. Police say the man pulled out a gun, shot Metcalf and took off. Now Metcalf’s family is crying out, pleading for an end to the violence.

Metcalf said, “Where is the outrage? I don't even understand how we can be so outraged with everything else in the media and we have two deaths in the same day and nothing.”

Hours later, another person was killed on Cedarwood Terrace in Rochester. 

Metcalf describes her younger brother as one of the most jovial young men you could meet. She says he would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. She says he was a good father to four young children. Jicara Wright was his fiancé. She is the mother of his two youngest children.

Metcalf said, “They don't understand. They are heartbroken over this, just like a lot of us.”

Metcalf's sister says she won't run from this and has a simple request.

Metcalf said, “I'm asking the community to come out give us your support. I've been there in the trenches, working with Changing the Community (CTC) and other groups helping your kids and I’m asking you now to come out and help me and my family. Thank you!”

The vigil and rally starts at 3:30 p.m. at S &T Lounge at 328 North Street. The community is invited.  Meanwhile, Metcalf is asking if you know anything about this crime, please call 911 or leave a private message on Memorial to Alvin Metcalf Jr. Facebook page

Metcalf’s calling hours are Friday May 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday May 10. Both will be at North Greece Road Church of Christ on North Greece Road.

Willie Bell, suspect in murder




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