Police identify officer shot and killed on Hudson Avenue, suspect charged with murder

Updated: 09/04/2014 6:18 PM
Created: 09/04/2014 12:05 PM WHEC.com

Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli confirmed the identity of the officer shot and killed Wednesday night on Hudson Avenue as 32-year-old Daryl Pierson.

Chief Ciminelli tells us Officer Pierson was hired by the department on August 21, 2006 and was assigned to the tactical unit. During his eight-year career as a police officer with the City of Rochester, he served with bravery and distinction. Pierson received 11 Chief'‘s Letters of Recommendations, mostly for removing illegal weapons. He also received the Officer of the Month award in September 2010 and the Good Conduct award in 2013.

Pierson was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard. He leaves behind a wife, and two young children, ages four years old and three months old.

UPDATE: The district attorney's office has announced that Johnson III has been charged with murder as well as other crimes Thursday afternoon.

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley says Johnson III is charged with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault. She also says Johnson III is facing life in prison without parole if convicted.

Read Chief Ciminelli's remarks
Read Mayor Lovely Warren's comments


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