Two arraigned in murder of 28-year-old on Dewey Avenue
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Two people appeared in court on Monday morning after they were arrested and charged in Saturday’s deadly shooting of 28-year old Jevonte Huff. Both were arraigned on their charges.
Thailea Arroyo, 19, has been charged with second degree murder. Rochester Police say she fired one of two guns used in Huff’s murder.
Naveair Stewart, 18, was also arraigned. He’s charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and driving without a license. Both showed no emotion when they went before City Court Judge Van White and both are being held without bail.
Huff was killed early Saturday morning around Dewey and Lexington avenues. RPD says a fight broke out in the parking lot, and huff was shot during a drive-by shooting. Police say he was not the intended target.
Huff was taken to Strong Hospital where he died from his injuries. News10NBC spoke to his mother, who was visibly upset and angry following Monday morning’s arraignment.
“I had to watch two animals that killed my son supposedly walk away free. They’re walking away free and what I mean by that is you walked away. My son ain’t walked away. He’s sitting over at the morgue cold waiting to be processed to be buried.”
They will both appear in court again on September 1 for a preliminary hearing.
This is the second child that Regina McFadden has lost in three years. Her other son died in his sleep.