SLA suspends Jackie Ray’s Tavern’s liquor license over deadly shooting

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local tavern’s liquor license was suspended Friday over a shooting that happened there earlier this month.

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) says effective immediately, "Jackie Ray’s Tavern" can not legally sell alcohol, nor allow its consumption on the premises.

Two people were shot, one fatally, outside the tavern located at 859-863 Bay St. in Rochester back on March 12. Jackie Robinson of Gates has been charged with second degree murder, second degree assault and second degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection to that incident. He pleaded not guilty.

The SLA says police found blood, shell casings and projectiles inside the bar during their investigation, and that it learned another incident happened their back on Jan. 15. The SLA says police responded to a report that the owner of the bar threatened a patron with a gun. Police say Robinson is the owner.

The SLA charged the tavern with eight violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Online records show as of Friday, the business had acquired16 nuisance points since the beginning of 2022.