Police: Investigation into 2 shootings and 2 robberies leads to 2 arrests
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Two 17-year-olds, both from Rochester, were arrested after a police investigation into two shootings and two gunpoint robberies that all happened in July, but only one of the teenagers was charged in all four of the crimes.
Police say the first incident happened on July 10 on Oriole Street. An 18-year-old man was shot and injured.
The two robberies both happened on July 11. In one, a 57-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Dewey Avenue. In the other, a 56-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Kislingbury Street.
Then, on July 18, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the torso on Driving Park and was injured so badly that he required surgery and hospitalization.
Police made the first arrest on Aug. 5. The first 17-year-old was charged with second degree assault for the July 10 shooting, first degree robbery for the Dewey Avenue incident, second degree robbery for the Kislingbury Street incident and first degree assault and second degree criminal possession of a weapon for the July 18 shooting. Police say they also found a firearm on him when they arrested him.
Police arrested the second 17-year-old on Aug. 10. Police say he had a loaded handgun when they arrested him and was charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon for that, as well as criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree for his alleged involvement in the Kislingbury Street robbery and first degree assault and second degree criminal possession of a weapon for the July 18 shooting.
Police say both suspects were remanded to secure detention.