Rochester man charged with murder in brother’s death


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department has identified the person who was killed after a shooting near Lake Avenue and 104 on Thursday.

Officers responded to Lapham Street around 7:30 a.m. for the report of a person shot. Police say Jordan Reen, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say officers had reason to believe the suspect barricaded himself in a nearby home. They say a woman inside that home barricaded herself in a closet, fearing the suspect was inside.

According to investigators, the RPD Hostage Negotiation Team made contact with the woman in the closet and was able to get her out of the home safely.

SWAT searched the building and did not find the suspect.

On Saturday, the RPD arrested 31-year old Robert Reen Jr. The US Marshall’s Violent Felony Fugitive
Task was called upon to lead the efforts to locate and apprehend him. Reen contacted police and turned himself in on Saturday. Police say Reen Jr. is the older brother of the victim, Jordan Reen.

According to the RPD, Robert and Jordan lived together on Lapham Street.

“The argument between the brothers turned violent when Robert Jr. armed himself with a 22 caliber rifle and chased Jordan outside the front door. While outside Robert shot Jordan multiple time in the torso and upper body,” the RPD said. “Robert Reen Jr. has been charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree and is remanded to the Monroe County Jail. He will be arraigned on these charges in Rochester City Court on Monday.”

“The all came in as person shot so FIT (Monroe County’s Forensic Intervention Team) team would not respond, they were called for informational purposes, but not to respond to the scene or handle the scene,” Mura said.

News 8 WROC will provide updates as they become availble.

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