15-year-old arrested after gunpoint carjacking, police chase in Rochester


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials say a 15-year-old was arrested overnight following an investigation into a gunpoint carjacking and a brief police chase.

Authorities say officers responded to Conkey Avenue for the report of a gunpoint carjacking just before midnight. Officials say as officers were investigating, they relayed the description of the victim’s to officers throughout the city.

Police say around 12:07 a.m., Rochester police heard gunshots coming from the area of Glenwood Avenue, along with a SpotShotter activation for that area.

Shortly thereafter, police say, an officer found himself behind the stolen vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver of the stolen vehicle refused to stop and led officers on a brief pursuit on the west side of the city.

Police say the pursuit ended on Jay Street after the driver, and the sole occupant of the vehicle, fled on foot.

That driver, a 15-year-old male city resident, was taken into custody with the assistance of a police K9. Police say the teen was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital to be treated for a dog bite, and was subsequently treated and released.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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