Rochester’s sixth murder of the year took place at gas station Friday night

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A shooting on the corner of Culver Road and Culver Parkway killed 29-year-old city resident, Earl Thomas. It was Rochester’s sixth murder of the year.

The Rochester Police Department says there were reports of a shooting at 1416 Culver Parkway around 8:30 p.m. on Friday. They say they found evidence of shooting upon arrival, but no victim. 

Officers later identified a gunshot victim at Rochester General Hospital as the victim of the shooting. Thomas died from his injuries, despite life-saving attempts from emergency room doctors. 

Police say 23-year-old Robert Broomfield of Rochester, was quickly identified as the suspect and taken into custody. It is alleged that Broomfield shot Thomas because of an argument, with an illegal handgun. 

Broomfield was taken into custody and charged with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

He is in jail and will be arraigned in Rochester City Court Sunday morning.