Police: 2 of 3 arrested, charged with murder in September shooting had connections to other gun crimes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police say three people are now facing charges in connection to a September murder, with one of the men also facing charges for a November shooting.

Police Thursday announced 29-year-old Tyron Bryant, 18-year-old Diamonte Scott. and 17-year-old Anttwan Brown are all facing multiple charges including second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

They say the three were all involved in the Sep.11 killing of 20-year-old Tymir Thomas on Handy Street. Police say Thomas was sitting in a car when he was shot.

Bryant and Scott will be arraigned in Rochester City Court Thursday morning, while Brown will be arraigned in Family Court Thursday morning.


Anttwan Brown

Before and after Thomas was shot to death, police say Scott and Brown were involved in other crimes.

RPD says Brown was already in custody at the time he was arrested in Thomas’s killing as he was facing a criminal possession of a weapon charge based on an arrest back on Sep.27. Officers say he was involved in car chase and was found with a loaded gun on him. Police initially tried to pull the car over as it was believed to have been involved in at least two other shootings.

September wasn’t Brown’s first criminal weapons charge, as months before Thomas’s killing, police said he was arrested on April 28 after also being involved in a car chase then. In that case, officers said he had two loaded guns on him. The court released him on those pending charges.

Police said they identified Brown as a suspect in Thomas’s murder the day of the shooting, but did not have enough probable cause to arrest him.

Diamonte Scott

As for Scott, back on Nov.4 police say he fired shots into a house on Deringer Place and hit two people inside . Both people had serious injuries but survived. Three children were also inside the home but were not hit.

In connection to the shooting, Scott has also been charged with second-degree assault as well as multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment.

He will be arraigned on those charges alongside his murder charges during his Thursday morning court appearance.

At the time of both incidents, officers said Scott was out of police custody following an indictment in May on another weapons charge in connection to an October 2020 arrest.