RPD: 14-year old killed in first homicide of 2022
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A 14-year-old is the victim of Rochester’s first homicide of 2022.
Julius Greer Jr. was found inside a store Sunday around 6 p.m. with at least one gunshot wound to the back.
RPD says Greer lived in the neighborhood and was sent to the store to buy food when the shooting occured. It appears Greer was shot just prior to entering the store. Right now, investigators are trying to find a motive, or if Greer was the intended target. An unoccupied car nearby that was also struck by bullets.
The Rochester City School District confirms Greer was a student and that a grief team will be available for students and staff. Our Berkeley Brean spoke with Greer’s father who says his son was a 9th grader at Leadership Academy.
This is Julius Greer Jr., age 14. He was shot and killed on North St. yesterday. His dad says he was in 9th grade at Leadership Academy for Young Men. Dad says he liked math and social science and loved basketball. He also believes his son was not the target. @news10nbc pic.twitter.com/4JC6mlNw6G— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) January 3, 2022
Anyone with more information is asked to call police at 585-428-7157.