Man charged for July murder outside Lyell Ave bar |

Man charged for July murder outside Lyell Ave bar

Updated: August 04, 2022 12:18 PM
Created: July 24, 2022 08:40 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Authorities have arrested a man for the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Derek Taylor on Lyell Avenue near Whitney Street.

Joseph K. Scott, 32 of Rochester, faces second-degree murder and weapons charges. Rochester police said Scott chased Taylor and shot him in the chest on the morning of July 24. Police said Taylor was running away after an altercation outside of a bar with Scott.

Taylor is Rochester's 44th homicide victim of 2022, surpassing a record for the number of homicides in July. At this time last year, the city had 42 homicides. 

The RPD's Major Crimes Unit conducted the investigation into the murder, while U.S. Marshals arrested Scott on Wednesday. Scott will be arraigned on Thursday.

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