Police: Parolee and probationer charged with shooting 64-year-old man on Joseph Avenue

Updated: April 21, 2021 07:25 PM
Created: April 20, 2021 07:41 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police say two men, one on parole and one on probation, have been charged for shooting a 64-year-old man during an attempted robbery on Rochester's north side Tuesday night.

It happened at 831 Joseph Avenue just after 7 p.m.

Police say a 64-year-old Rochester man was shot at least once in the lower body.

He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital Tuesday night. Police said he was still hospitalized and in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they found the gun that was used to shoot the man and have charged 27-year-old Robert Daniel Colon and 23-year-old Jose Flores-Ortiz with second degree assault, first degree attempted robbery, second and third degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property because the gun was stolen from Glenville, New York.

Police say Colon is on parole for a first degree burglary conviction that involved a weapon and Flores-Ortiz is on probation for a prior illegal possession of a handgun conviction.

Colon was arraigned Wednesday morning in Rochester City Court. Police say he is still in custody.

Flores-Ortiz is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday morning.

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