RPD makes arrest for July 2021 murder and identifies possible motive

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester police have arrested a suspect for a July 2021 murder on Karnes Street and identified a possible motive.

RPD announced on Monday that the shooting victim was involved in a relationship with the mother of the man who they arrested. Darrell Wilson Jr., 19, was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

An RPD Major Crimes Unit investigation led to Wilson’s arrest last Thursday. He is being held in Monroe County jail on $100,000 bail.

The homicide victim, 34-year-old Kelvin Harris Jr., died at the scene when he suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body on July 14, 2021. Harris was at his home when he was shot at around 12:45 a.m.