Man wanted in Wayne County assault dead after encounter with US Marshals in Rochester


(News 8 WROC photo/Jay Gardner)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man wanted for an assault charge in Wayne County is dead after an altercation with U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement agencies Wednesday in Rochester.

Authorities say several police agencies — including U.S. Marshals, New York State Police, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies, and Rochester police — responded to Vinewood Place near Dr. Samuel McCree Way shortly before 12 p.m. for a warrant out of Wayne County on a second degree assault charge involving a child.

According to police, when officers approached the suspect to arrest him, the suspect presented a gun and a struggle ensued. They say the suspect’s weapon was fired once and no law enforcement officers discharged their weapons.

Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there was one other person at the residence at the time of the incident, and the victim’s family has been notified.

Rochester police say there is no threat to the public in this case.

New York State Police officials said the large police presence is expected to remain on scene for several hours and motorists are encouraged to avoid the area.

Details are limited at this time.

Details are limited at this time.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the man involved in this incident was on parole at the time. New York State Police say that was not the case.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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