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ALERT CENTER: Police officer killed, another injured in Rochester, police say

The officers were on patrol when police say they were approached by a man who opened fire.

News 12 Staff

Jul 22, 2022, 10:49 AM

Updated 699 days ago

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Two police officers were shot Thursday night in the city of Rochester in western New York, authorities said.
Both officers were hospitalized following the shooting. One officer is dead, according to city officials.
"This is a tragedy for our community. I'm asking Rochester to pray for these officers and their families," Mayor Malik Evans told reporters near the scene of the shooting.
The officers were wounded at around 9:15 p.m., according to Rochester Police Lt. Gregory Bello, a department spokesman.
"They were doing their jobs as police officers, and at least one male approached them and opened fire on them," Bello said.
Rochester Chief of Police David Smith said in a morning briefing the two officers were partners who were attacked in an ambush. The officer who passed away was shot in the upper body at least once while the second officer was shot once in the lower body. The second officer was treated, released and is now recovering.
Police say a woman was also struck by gunfire and has no life-threatening injuries.
No word on the shooter related to this case.


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