Dead man identified in State Street incident that left 1 person dead, 2 people injured

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Update: The Rochester Police Department has identified the victim who died as 27-year-old Jameik Foster Sr. from Rochester. He was rushed to URMC where he died shortly after arrival from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

On Sunday August 21, 2022, at about 2:30 am the Rochester Police Department responded to 547 State St. for a report of multiple people being shot. Officers arrived and found a large crowd leaving from the 500 block of State Street.

Two gunshot victims were found in the crowd. The first victim was Foster. The second victim was a man in his 30’s and he was shot in the lower body. He was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

A hot dog cart worker in 30’s was working at the corner of Lyell Ave and State St and was stabbed after
the gunfire. It is unknown at this time if this stabbing was directly connected to the double shooting.

During the preliminary investigation it was determined that a non-sanctioned “after-hours party” was
being hosted at the Burrito Urbana Restaurant located at 547 State St. Several customers were outside
when an argument occurred, resulting in gunshots being fired and the two victims being shot.

The Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation and is asking anybody with information to call
911, the Major Crimes Unit @ 585-428-7157, Crime Stoppers @ 585-423-9300, or email

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Police responded to a shooting in the State Street area around 2:30 a.m. Sunday that left a man in his 20s dead.

A second shooting victim in his 30s was hospitalized as a result of a gunshot wound and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Another man who was working a hot dog cart near the location was stabbed as shots rang out and people were fleeing the area. His injuries are also non-life-threatening, and he is currently recovering at Strong Hospital.

Officers on scene described it as chaotic, with at least a 50-person crowd in the street during an after-hours party. They told us they feel for those witnesses and need their help.

“First of all our heart goes out to anyone who has to witness this tonight or any act of violence that we face here, whether it’s in the city or another city,” RPD Capt. Ryan Tauriello said. “We want people to, if they did see something, obviously to come forward and let us know what they saw and what they know and that would be helpful to us.”

Monroe County deputies and state troopers were there assisting. This shooting, which is believed to have been caused by an argument of some kind, is still under investigation. If you know something, get in touch with the police.