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Police ID man who was shot and killed near Open Door Mission Wednesday

WHECTV
Updated: March 16, 2021 07:46 PM
Created: March 12, 2021 04:32 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Police Department has identified the man who was shot and killed by a police officer early Wednesday morning.

Police say the man was 29-year old, Tyshon J. Jones, of Gates. Police say Jones lived with his mother.

The RPD also released a timeline of events leading up to the shooting.

They say on Tuesday, March 9, during the late morning, early afternoon hours, Jones left the house.

Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., police say Jones was inside a store in Gates, someone bought food for him and Jones ended up following the person to his house.

Gates Police Department was contacted out of concern that Jones was walking around with no shoes on, according to RPD. Gates Police Department did not report any signs that Jones was a danger to himself or others during their interaction. Jones did tell officers he was homeless, and officers convinced Jones to allow them to take him to a homeless shelter. RPD says officers got a pair of shoes for Jones. 

RPD says Jones was taken to a shelter and admitted at 4:30 p.m. where he remained until around 11:30 p.m.

For the next three hours, RPD says he wandered in the area of West Avenue, Chili Avenue, Main Street and Downtown Rochester.

Then, at around 2:20 a.m., the police were called to a residential building on East Broad Street, where Jones allegedly entered locked doors, damaging them in the process. RPD says Jones left as police arrived and there was no interaction.

Police say Jones then continued to wander Downtown until he arrived at the Open Door Mission on West Main Street at around 2:55 a.m.

From there, the police interaction that ultimately led to Jones being fatally shot occurred.

As we've reported the shooting happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning near 210 West Main Street. Police say Jones took some knives from inside the shelter before they were called to the scene.

Click here for the body camera footage.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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