Police: Rochester woman shot during prearranged fight

Police: Rochester woman shot during prearranged fight

Updated: February 25, 2020 08:52 AM
Created: February 25, 2020 08:38 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A 22-year-old woman is in the hospital after police say she was shot during a prearranged fight in Rochester.

Officers responded to Moulson Street around noon Monday for the report of a woman shot. They found Tyanna Dawson of Rochester shot in the upper body. She was taken to URMC to undergo surgery.


Police say two groups of women mutually agreed to meet and physically fight on Weaver Street. Investigators say both groups agreed not to use guns, but during the fight, several guns were displayed and several shots were fired.

A vehicle of interest was located along with several women who were allegedly involved n the fight. Investigators say they found a loaded handgun, a BB gun and a taser inside the vehicle.

Shania Reese, 21, and Amaya Coffee-Smith, 19, are charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and fourth degree. They were taken to the Monroe County Jail and are set to be arraigned Tuesday in Rochester City Court.

Police say Dawson is in stable condition. 

The investigation into who shot Dawson is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rochester Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300.

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