Brothers charged with murder for attack outside Rochester bus station

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EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two suspects of a recent homicide are in custody after a multi-agency police investigation prompted road closures in East Rochester Monday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Rochester police officials say brothers Ronald and Donald Brown, both 47-years-old, are facing second degree murder charges for their alleged role in the murder of 24-year-old Armani Allen.

Authorities say Allen was shot, stabbed, and beaten to death in front of the RTS bus station on St. Paul Street Thursday.

Police say Ronald Brown was taken into custody Sunday night in the area of North Washington Street and West Linden Avenue in East Rochester. They say Donald Brown was later found in the basement of a house at 955 West Linden Avenue, and he too was taken into custody without incident. Authorities say Donald was found while a SWAT team executed a search warrant at the residence.

Both suspects were arraigned in Rochester City Court Tuesday morning. They are scheduled to return to court Friday.

During the course of the investigation, police found a handgun believed to have been possessed by the brothers, adding that additional charges may be considered by a Monroe County Grand Jury.

According to police, Donald Brown has four prior felony convictions, two prior misdemeanor convictions and at least two open/pending felony cases. The say Ronald Brown has four prior felony convictions, seven prior misdemeanor convictions and at least one open/pending felony case. Because of their prior criminal convictions, Ronald and Donald Brown are prohibited from legally possessing a firearm in NYS.

Assisting in the investigation Monday was the Rochester Police Department, East Rochester Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Roads near the residence where the brothers were taken into custody were temporarily blocked to traffic Monday morning as police investigated, but have since reopened.

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