Police release name of man killed on Lyell Avenue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester police said that Derek Taylor, 36, is the man who was fatally shot on Lyell Avenue early Sunday morning.
Taylor is Rochester’s 44th homicide victim of 2022, surpassing a record for the number of homicides in July. At this time last year, the city had 42 homicides.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies, New York State Troopers, and the Rochester Police Department responded to Lyell Avenue, between Whitney Street and Orchard Street, for a report of a man shot around 1:40 a.m. They found Taylor and he was rushed to Strong Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
BREAKING: a man in his 30’s shot and killed overnight on Lyell Ave. Below is what RPD just told us. @news10nbc pic.twitter.com/bN2zgPXOJW— Emily Putnam (@whec_eputnam) July 24, 2022
Investigators from RPD’s Major Crimes Unit said that the shooting may have been caused by an altercation outside a bar involving several women, which escalated into violence. However, there are no suspects in custody yet. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.