Man charged with murder in Barberry Terrace stabbing

Updated: November 19, 2019 05:35 PM
Created: November 19, 2019 09:30 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Rochester man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal stabbing last week.

Rochester Police arrested 22-year-old Jonathan Pagan-Ortiz Monday morning and charged him with second-degree murder for the death of 29-year-old Michael Smith.


Police were called to Barberry Terrace and Mitchell Street around 9:25 p.m. on Nov. 15 for a reported stabbing. Officers found Smith lying on the ground with one stab wound. First responders attempted life-saving measures, but Smith died.

Pagan-Ortiz is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

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