RPD locates, charges suspect wanted in Pioneer Street murder
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police have now located and apprehended Steven Owens inside a Rochester home.
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 police were able to locate and apprehend Owens safely.
Owens is being charged with murder in the 2nd degree for the shooting death of his biological son Malcolm Owens and assault in the 2nd degree for the shooting of the other victim.
According to police Owens has a long violent criminal history, including violent felony crimes, robbery, and weapons possession.
"He has been in and out of prison his entire life, he was a prior parolee, and the reason we’re putting that there is to let people know that based upon his past behavior that he is extremely violent,” Captain Frank Umbrino said.
Rochester’s total homicide number is now at a record of 75. Police identified the man who was murdered on Pioneer street as 34-year-old Malcolm Owens. Investigators say he was a Rochester native, living in Virginia. They say, when he was shot, he was visiting family. The Major Crimes Unity says, when they arrived on scene Saturday around noon, they found two people who were shot. Both men, in their 30’s.
Malcom was dead on scene and the second victim is expected to be ok. Investigators say, Malcom and that second victim went to a home on Pioneer street to visit Malcom’s father 64-year-old Steven Owens. During the visit, police say some type of fight happened resulting in the shooting.