Man arraigned in connection with deadly shooting on Hudson Avenue

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man appeared in Rochester City Court on Tuesday morning after he was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting earlier in March.

Christopher McCrea Jr., 31, is charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. During his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty.

McCrea is accused of killing 31-year-old Julius June. The murder happened on March 16 on Hudson Avenue near Agnes Street. Officers responded around 9 p.m. and found June dead with a gunshot wound to his torso. Investigators determined that June was involved in an argument on the street, he was shot, and ran inside a local business where he died.

RPD says McCrea and June didn’t know each other. Officers arrested McCrea on Monday when they spotted his vehicle on North Clinton Avenue.

McCrea will reappear in Rochester City Court on Wednesday morning.