Rochester man charged with murder for fatal stabbing on West Main Street


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — One person is dead and another is charged with murder after a stabbing in Rochester Monday evening.

It happened on West Main Street in the city around 6 p.m. According to police, officers arriving on scene found Richie Marcano, 36, outside with at least one stab wound to his upper body.

He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

Officials say investigators quickly identified 61-year-old Eddie Welch of Rochester as a suspect. They say they learned that Welch and Marcano were at least mutual acquaintances and got in an argument when Welch stabbed Marcano.

Welch was charged with second degree murder and remanded to the Monroe County Jail. He’s scheduled to be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rochester City Court.

According to RPD records, the fatal stabbing Monday was Rochester’s 60th homicide of the year, more than any year in the past decade and on pace for the deadliest year in the city’s history.

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

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