Wayne County assault suspect dead after ‘struggle’ with US Marshals in Rochester

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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 6 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.

The suspect was identified Thursday as 24-year-old Dedrick James.

According to police, when officers approached James to arrest him, the suspect presented a gun and a struggle ensued. They say his weapon was fired once during the struggle and James was struck in his upper body. They say no law enforcement officers discharged their weapons during the encounter.

Police say James 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.

State police officials say the New York Attorney General’s Office was notified and is working with NYSP and the Rochester Police Department as the investigation continues.


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.

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