RPD releases name of victims in Thursday night fatal shooting and stabbing
UPDATE: The Rochester Police Department has released the name of both of the murder victims from Thursday night.
42-year-old Lanard Davis was shot while driving a car. He crashed into a tree around 8:30 p.m. and died at the scene. A woman in the car was injured by shattered glass, but she’s recovering. A 10-year-old in the car was not hurt.
Two hours before that homicide, 34-year-old Cory Dubois was stabbed to death on Angle Street near Lyell Avenue. Police said he was involved in a fight that led to his stabbing.
Police have not made an arrest in either case and anyone with information is asked to call 911.
According to the RPD Open Data Portal, 57 people have been killed this year, including the victims on Thursday night.
While the majority of the homicides in Rochester are gun-related, it’s important to note that manslaughter cases involving deadly crashes are included in the homicide count. This year, there has been one. Benji Martinez was killed in January when his car was hit by a suspect on the run.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Thursday marked a very busy night for the Rochester Police Department. Two murders happened within hours of each other, but those weren’t the only scenes police were at tonight.
“At around 6:30 tonight, officers were called up to St Mary’s Hospital for the call of a walk-in stabbing victim,” RPD Captain Frank Umbrino said.
Police say a man in his 30s was stabbed to death on Angle Street near Lyell Avenue. They say a fight is what led up to the stabbing. Then, just a few hours later around 8:30 p.m., police were on Congress Avenue and Pioneer Street for a car that crashed into a tree.
“They found a man in his 40s who was suffering from one gunshot wound dead on the scene,” Umbrino said.
Police say also in that car were two other people. One was a 10-year-old child and the other was a woman. Both the woman and the child are at the hospital. The woman’s injuries are unclear and the child is expected to be OK.
“We don’t know if the car was parked and someone came up and fired into the vehicle or the vehicle was driving down the street and someone fired into it,” Umbrino said.
At the same time police were investigating that scene, at least 40 shots were fired on Fourth Street. Investigators say it was from multiple weapons. One house was hit, but no one was hurt. Umbrino says back-to-back deadly crimes are happening in certain parts of the city.
“A small segment of the community that has no regard for human life, no regard for property and quite simply lacks moral fabric to exist,” Umbrino said.
Police are still searching for suspects in both murders. It’s not clear if they were connected.