Rochester Police: Man shot, killed on Lapham Street

Rochester Police: Man shot, killed on Lapham Street Photo: News10NBC.

Updated: February 25, 2021 11:10 PM
Created: February 25, 2021 08:34 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police confirm one man was shot in killed in a Thursday morning shooting on Lapham Street.

Police say they responded to the call of a person shot at a home on Lapham Street around 7:30 a.m. Officers found 21-year old Jordan Reen of Rochester with at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they determined that the suspect may have fled inside 39 Lapham Street with a gun and barricaded himself in.

Police say they then learned that a woman had barricaded herself inside of a closet on the second floor of the house, fearing that the suspect was in the building.

The Rochester Police Department’s Hostage Negotiation Team contacted her, and with the help of SWAT, got her out safely.

SWAT searched the building, but wasn't able to find the suspect.

No arrests have been made, but RPD Captain Mark Mura says officers are interviewing people "right now." Officers have Lapham Street shut down due to "investigative purposes", and Mura says it will likely be shut down for most of the day. There is no threat to neighbors.

RPD confirmed reports of loud bangs in the area around noon, but did not provide an update into what those may have been. SWAT vehicles were seen in the area, Mura said it was in response to the shooting call because "obviously, someone had a gun" and officers were using caution.

Mura says at this time, police believe the murder was an isolated incident and there are no immediate safety concerns to the public or residents of Lapham Street.

Mura said RPD did contact Monroe County's Forensic Intervention Team (FIT) for "informational purposes", but not to assist at the scene. The FIT team deals with mental health calls.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, email The Major Crimes Unit at or call CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300.

You can watch RPD's Thursday afternoon briefing in the player below.

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