Man indicted for July murder outside Lyell Ave bar

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The grand jury has indicted a man for the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Derek Taylor on Lyell Avenue near Whitney Street.

Joseph K. Scott, 32 of Rochester, was indicted on second-degree murder and weapons charges. Rochester police said Scott chased Taylor and shot him in the chest on the morning of July 24. Police said Taylor was running away after an altercation outside of a bar with Scott.

Taylor was Rochester’s 44th homicide victim of 2022, which surpassed a record for the number of homicides in July. At that time last year, the city had 42 homicides. 

The RPD’s Major Crimes Unit conducted the investigation into the murder, while U.S. Marshals arrested Scott.