Officer injured while making arrest after chase on Rochester’s west side
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A Rochester Police officer was injured after she was making an arrest following a chase that went through the city’s west side on Tuesday night. RPD says they recovered two rifles after that chase.
The officer suffered a significant lower-body injury and had to be taken to the hospital. The suspect, 26-year-old Shakier Hartzog, is charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, prohibited use of a weapon, obstruction of governmental administration, and traffic violations.
RPD began investigating after getting reports of gunshots around Cameron Street near Laurel Street around 9:45 p.m. Officers say the gunfire struck a vacant home and they saw an SUV speeding away from the scene.
RPD says the SUV refused to pull over, leading to a chase. According to RPD, that chase ended around Dengler Street and Silver Street, where Hartzog tried to run from the SUV but was caught by officers.
RPD says two rifles were inside that car, one of which had a defaced serial number. Hartzog was taken to the Monroe County Jail.
Police say they found more than 20 casings on Cameron Street matching the guns in the car.