Joseph Avenue shooting is Rochester’s 55th homicide of 2022

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The killing on Joseph Avenue early Monday morning is one of two homicides this weekend under investigation by Rochester Police right now. So far this year there have been 55 homicides.

News10NBC spoke with the victim’s girlfriend Jimeesha Williams. The victim’s name is Isaiah Fleming. Williams said Monday was supposed to be a special day for him.

“I’m hurt. I’m hurt more than anything, because he was you know he wasn’t a perfect angel, but he didn’t deserve to die like that,” said Williams.

She still cannot believe that her boyfriend of a year and a half, lost his life Sunday night after being shot inside the Joseph Xpress Convenient Store on Joseph Avenue. Williams says he last texted her just before midnight, just before what would’ve been his 24th birthday.

“He asked me was I coming over cause he lives right here around the corner. So I didn’t even get a chance to text him back at midnight,” said Williams.

Police say Fleming, and another man inside the store started arguing before things got physical. The suspect then shot Fleming.

“Around 12:20 my mom got a call from one of the girls that live around here, and they were saying that he had like got shot, and killed in the store,” said Williams.

No word yet on what started the argument.

“He was coming to the store to get something, and then he was going to go right back home,” said Williams. She continued, “So I don’t know if a person was following him, watching him, or whatever.”

Williams is now left with memories of Fleming.

“He was just an outgoing fun person. Like he just wanted to live life. Like he was trying to get his life together,” said Williams.

Rochester Police say no additional information is being released. Video of the altercation is also being reviewed by police as Williams, and the Fleming family deal with their loss.

“I just want justice for him. Like he deserves that much. That’s it,” said Williams.

So far no arrests have been made. If you have any information that could help lead to an arrest Rochester Police say call 9-1-1.