ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A 33-year-old parolee was arrested on murder charges for his involvement in a fatal shooting that took the life of a city resident in April.
According to officials, Darrell Griffin is charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree after being taken into custody Monday.
Officials say the man shot and killed 32-year-old Omar Hughley of Rochester during a robbery in the parking lot of 394 West Main Street on April 24.
When police arrived at the scene of the crime around 11:15 p.m. that night, officers found Hughley suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Griffin was previously convicted of criminal weapon possession in 2016 and was sentenced to 2 1/2 – 7 years in DOCCS with post-release supervision. He was allowed parol on October 13, 2021.
Authorities say the man was stopped by police for a traffic infraction back in December of last year. He was found to be driving on a suspended license and in possession of crack cocaine in his underwear. He pled guilty to two charges related to this arrest in January 2022.
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