Driver charged after car crashes into home; Another person charged after gunfire

Car crashes into home on Danforth Street; Shots fired after crash

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A driver is accused of fleeing from troopers, then smashing into a home on Danforth Street near Child Street on Tuesday morning. In addition, a resident of the home is accused of with firing shots at the driver with an illegal gun after the crash.

New York State Police say they tried to stop the car, a Kia Soul, just after 1:30 a.m. on Lyell Avenue for a traffic violation. Troopers say the car continued down Child Street, lost control, and crashed into the home.

Troopers arrested the suspect, 44-year-old Cephus Grimes, and charged him with aggravated unauthorized operation. He wasn’t hurt in the crash and troopers say drugs or alcohol weren’t a factor. They also say he had a warrant out for unauthorized use of a vehicle in the city.

After the crash, gunfire broke out. Rochester Police say a resident of the home, 24-year old Robert Davis, fired the shots. He is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment and was taken to the Monroe County Jail. According to RPD, he didn’t have a New York State pistol permit.

News10NBC’s crew saw dozens of RPD officers and troopers at the scene. Officers helped two people to get out of the home after the crash compromised its structure. The Rochester Fire Department also responded.