RPD on the lookout for murder suspect, should be considered armed and dangerous

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police and the U.S. Marshals Task Force are on the lookout for Salahuddin Floyd Jr., also known in Rochester as "OG Poohbear."

Salahuddin Floyd Jr. is the main suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Bryson Simpson that occurred on Otis Street back in March.

“Today we’re here to announce that the marshal’s task force is looking for Salahuddin Floyd Jr, who is an identified by the Rochester Police Department in the suspect as the suspect in the murder that occurred on Otis Street back in March,” U.S. Marshal Charles Salina said.

“We believe they knew each other from Edison Tech,” Salina said. “The family members and friends have indicated that they don’t know his whereabouts.”

Simpson attended Edison Tech in the city and police say three friends who walked from their bus with him were shot at too, but escaped unharmed.

Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“I’m hopeful that soon we can locate him and take the next step in getting justice for our victim. Bryson, who again was only 17 years old when this tragedy occurred,” Rochester Interim Police Chief David Smith said.

Authorities say they believe Floyd Jr. was on Jefferson Avenue a week ago.

They said they have made contact with family and friends who say they don’t know where he is, but it’s believed he’s being helped out by a small group and bouncing from house to house.

“We do believe he’s aware that law enforcement is looking for him and he’s actively hiding right now here in Rochester,” Salina said. “We don’t believe he has left the city.”

Police say Floyd Jr. should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information that leads to the arrest of Floyd you may be eligible for a cash reward. If you have any information call the US Marshals Task Force at 585-362-6856 or 911. You can also email MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov or call CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300.