Convicted felon faces weapons charges following RPD investigation into June shooting

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Police on Monday said convicted felon Travis Collier is facing weapons charges following an investigation into a June 18th shooting on North Street.

Collier, 34, was also charged with assault and illegal weapons possession after police said he carried out the August 11 double shooting at a birthday party on Child Street. Police announced those charges on August 19. The two victims, both women in their 20s, survived after being hospitalized.

Rochester Police Department officers learned about the shooting on North Street near Hudson Avenue while they were at Rochester General Hospital, investigating a stabbing in the city. Officers said a private car took the 43-year-old shooting victim to the hospital, where he was treated and survived.

During the investigation, RPD concluded that Collier had an illegal handgun a the time of the shooting. RPD, Monroe County Deputies, and others arrested Collier on Saturday at Lyell Avenue. He was taken to Monroe County Jail and arraigned in Rochester City Court.

Police previously arrested parolee Victor Gilchrist, 51, for illegal weapons possession following the same shooting. Police announced Gilchrist’s arrest on June 20 and said he was on parole for a 2007 conviction of attempted robbery. Neither Collier nor Gilchrist were charged with carrying out the North Street shooting.

Collier was prohibited from having a gun because he was convicted in 2014 for criminal possession of a weapon.