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Rochester man arrested after investigation in fatal shooting of 19-year-old on Fulton Avenue


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A Rochester man was arrested after the investigation into the fatal shooting of another Rochester man on Sunday afternoon.

21-year-old Michael Willis was arrested and charged with second degree murder. According to the Rochester Police Department, officers responded to Fulton Avenue for the report of a person shot at 12:45 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found 19-year-old , Darius Dillard who sustained several injuries, including at least one gunshot wound to his upper body.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. While securing the crime scene, the officers secured several people.

“Willis was one of the individuals initially secured at the scene by Officers.  Dillard and Willis are known to each other.  The investigation is still ongoing and we will not comment on a motive or the circumstances leading up the murder at this time,” a statement reads.

Willis will be arraigned in Rochester City Court on Monday morning.

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