RPD: Suspect shot and killed in shootout with officers: What we know
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police say a man was shot and killed during a shootout with officers Wednesday night.
Police went to the scene at a Family Dollar store on West Main Street for an attempted robbery when Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan said two officers met the suspect, and then shots were fired by both police, and the suspect.
Herriott-Sullivan says the two officers were not hurt.
Story in 60— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) October 7, 2021
A person was shot and killed by at least one RPD officer last night. It happened at the Family Dollar store on W. Main St., just a few blocks from St. Mary’s hospital.
Here’s what we know at the moment. @news10nbc pic.twitter.com/x9H0QmY0Z3
Police say there were several people standing nearby during the shootout, they are being questioned on what happened. They were also not hurt.
Officers are going through both bodycam and surveillance video.
West Main Street was reopened.
Major police presence on W. Main St. in Rochester, centered around the family dollar. Main Street blocked off between Lamberton and Jefferson. pic.twitter.com/AByDeiB1LQ— Charles Molineaux (@WHEC_cmolineaux) October 7, 2021
Police have brought in command vehicles as they investigate incident at the Family Dollar on W. Main St. in Rochester.— Charles Molineaux (@WHEC_cmolineaux) October 7, 2021
Some investigators still only arriving on the scene. pic.twitter.com/JLZSd4DuIu
The chief did not say how many shots were fired, and who shot first.
You can listen to some of the scanner audio following the shooting in the player below.
Due to it being a police shooting, the New York State Attorney General’s Office is handling the investigation.
This marks the fourth deadly Rochester Police shooting in 2021.
- The first happened just up the road on West Main Street near the Open Door Mission back on March 12. Tyshon Jones was shot and killed when he ran towards an officer with a knife in his hand during what his family later described as a mental health incident. Police body cam footage shows the officer backing up and asking Jones multiple times to drop the knife. A Grand Jury determined the shooting was justified.
- On May 14, Mark Gaskill was shot and killed by police on Glasser Street. Police say Gaskill had a gun and refused to get out of a vehicle. Officers say they were in the area because a shot spotter picked up gunfire moments earlier. Two officers fired nine shots.
- On June 4. Timothy Flowers was shot and killed by a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team as police say he ran as the team attempted to arrest him for attempted murder, first-degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. Flowers reportedly shot at officers, hitting the uniform of one officer. There is no known bodycam footage of the incident as the team did not have the cameras.
This is a developing story. Check back later or watch News10NBC Today Thursday for the latest.