RPD: Parolee facing charges after shots fired into car on Rochester’s northwest side

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A parolee is facing new charges after police responded to a call for shots fired, then spent more than two hours trying to get the suspect to come out of a home on Rochester’s northwest side.

Police say it all started when they responded to a ShotSpotter activation just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 911 calls about shots being fired started to come in as officers were on their way to the scene.

Police say a man had fired into an occupied, moving vehicle on Maryland Street, which is near Lexington Avenue, but luckily, no one inside the car was hit.

The investigation led officers to a nearby home, where police say they set up a perimeter, believing the suspect was armed.

Police say it took several attempts over a span of two hours before they were able to speak with the suspect, and eventually get him to agree to leave the home.

Anthony Breedlove, 41, of Rochester, was charged with first degree reckless endangerment, second and third degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth degree criminal mischief.

Police say he was already on parole for a criminal possession of a weapon charge.