Rochester morning shot

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Rochester morning shot

Officers fatally shot a driver Friday morning in upstate New York, where police have been under scrutiny for other deadly uses of force. Rochester police responded to reports of shots fired near the block of Lyell Avenue at a.

Rochester morning shot

ET and spotted a vehicle "seen on camera leaving the area where the shots were fired," Capt. Mark Mura told reporters. Officers caught up with that car less than a half-mile away, near Glasser Street, when the deadly confrontation unfolded, authorities said. The driver was not immediately identified, with Mura only saying he was a man in his 20s. Multiple officers were at the scene, but Mura said he didn't know how many of them opened fire or if the driver shot at police.

Rochester police have been under a microscope since the death of Daniel Prudea Black man who died days after being held down naked on a city street in the early morning hours of March 23, Footage showed Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head as an officer pushed his face against the ground, while another officer pressed a knee to his back. Police said the officers placed the spit hood on Prude because he said he had Covid The officers held him down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing.

He was taken off life support a week later. Then on March 10 of this year, Rochester police fatally shot Tyshon Jonesa year-old Black man who authorities said was armed with a knife. The man's family said he was having a mental health crisis when he was killed. Rochester is New York state's third largest city and about miles west of Albany. The historic town, which served as a base for famed abolitionist Frederick Douglasshas been at the center of a nationwide "defund the police" debatea movement aimed at shifting taxpayer money from law enforcement to social services and other crime prevention efforts.

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Rochester morning shot

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Rochester morning shot

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