Juvenile has Extensive Criminal History; Fleeing from Law Enforcement

Newark, NY (August 4, 2021) – On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force apprehended an 18 year old male suspect on Church St. in Newark, Wayne County, wanted for a shooting that occurred at 720 N. Goodman St. in the City of Rochester on May 13, 2021. After apprehension, the Task Force turned the suspect over to the Rochester Police Department, who in turn charged the individual with two counts of Assault in the 2nd degree (Class D- Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2 nd (Class C – Felony). The suspect is being charged as a juvenile due to his age being 17 years old at the time of the shooting. The suspect is also one of three individuals who fled in a vehicle from police and U.S. Marshals on Friday, July 30, 2021, subsequently crashing the vehicle near North St. and Clifford Ave. in Rochester, evading law enforcement.

“The tenacity of the members of this Task Force speaks to the diligence, teamwork and determination that ultimately led us to Newark last evening and the subsequent apprehension of our suspect,” said Charles Salina, U.S. Marshal Western District of New York. “Even if you flee several times from law enforcement, we will eventually find you and hold you accountable for your actions.”

Following a court appearance this morning, August 4th, the individual was remanded to the Monroe County Children’s Detention Center, due to his juvenile status at the time of the incident.

“The dangers this Task Force faces on a daily basis, looking for fugitives wanted for violent crimes and ensuring they are eventually caught, should never be taken for granted,” said Monroe County Sheriff Todd K. Baxter. “These public servants, the men and women who United States Marshals Service ▪ Monroe County Sheriff’s Office place their lives at risk in the name of community safety, are to be commended for their bravery, skill, and dedication.”