Man sentenced 40 years to life for fatal shooting inside Rochester bar a year ago

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A judge sentenced a man to 40 years to life in prison for shooting two people, one fatally, inside a bar in Rochester a year ago.

The sentencing came weeks after a jury found 44-year-old Jackie Ray Robinson guilty of second-degree murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Robison, the manager at Jackie Ray’s Tavern on Bay Street, was convicted of shooting Chad Wilson several times inside the tavern in March 2022. Wilson died days later at Strong Hospital. The second victim who was shot that night survived.