Man accused of murder, shooting at police indicted on several charges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester man accused of both murder, and shooting at police during a chase has been indicted on several charges connected to the two incidents.

A Monroe County Grand Jury indicted 36-year-old Nicholas DeLeon with second-degree murder, three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of attempted aggravated murder of a police officer.

First, police say he shot and killed 19-year-old Christian Santiago, of Rochester, on Lamont Place on Wednesday. Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said the shooting was domestic-related, adding DeLeon had dated Santiago’s, mother when the two got in an argument.

The next day, police say around 1 p.m. they spotted DeLeon sitting in the passenger seat of a car on Avenue D near Hollenbeck Street and attempted to pull him over to take him into custody. Instead, officers say the driver sped off, and during a chase, DeLeon fired at least two rounds at police.

Officers shot back, and police said DeLeon later threw the gun out the window. The gun was later recovered.

Police said at the time additional charges may be filed against DeLeon because he has a prior felony criminal possession of a weapon conviction as well as four prior misdemeanor convictions.

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