Police ID man killed in Wednesday shooting near corner of Dewey and Magee


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department has released the identity of the man killed in a shooting on the corner of Dewey Avenue and Magee Avenue.

20-year-old Dakota Podlaski, of Rochester, was killed on Wednesday evening.

According to the RPD officers responded to a call to the report of shots fired at about 7:40 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found the man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his torso. He was transported to the University of Rochester Medical Center, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

According to RPD, there was a large group at that same corner when the shots were fired, but officers believe the person responsible was not associated with the group. However it is unclear if the shots came from a vehicle, or a person on foot. RPD said it believes the victim was not the intended target of the crime.

There are no suspects in custody, but anybody in the area with information is asked to call the Rochester Police Department or Crimestoppers at 423-9300.

While responding to the scene, an officer was hit by another car and it caused the police cruiser to go into the porch of a neighboring house. The officers was hospitalized with non-life threatening in juries. The other driver was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

News 8 WROC will provide updates as they become available.

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