Man dies of injuries in shooting on Michigan Street; Suspect charged with murder

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man injured in a shooting on Sunday afternoon at his home on Michigan Street has died and a suspect has been charged with his murder.

Rochester Police say the shooting started as an argument over a dog attacking another dog. Akeem Wagstaff, 32, was shot in the upper body, rushed to Strong Hospital, and died hours later. The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. at the home between Santee and Sherman streets.

Investigators say one of Wagstaff’s family members was walking their dog down Michigan Street when another dog ran loose from a porch and attacked the pet. That led to an argument between Wagstaff’s relative and Bradford Clark Jr., a 35-year-old parolee.

Officers say that Clark followed the relative home, walked inside the house, and shot Wagstaff. When officers arrived at the scene, Wagstaff was lying on his driveway with a gunshot wound.

RPD arrested Clark on Cottage Street shortly after the deadly shooting. Officers also found three handguns after searching homes on Cottage Street and Michigan Street. Clark is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in addition to second-degree murder.

Clark was previously convicted in a murder and robbery of a man, Lee Probst, on North Street back in 2014, which is why he was on parole. Police say Clark and Wagstaff didn’t know each other. RPD is asking anyone with information on the Michigan Street murder to call 911.