ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man in his 30s was fatally shot Saturday night on Denver Street, according to police.
Officers with the Rochester Police Department say they responded to a 911 caller at the 300 block of Parsells Ave just before 9:30 p.m. reporting a man knocked on their door saying he was shot.
Officers say they located 35-year-old Jermaine Wilkins who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Wilkins, according to the RPD, is believed to have been shot while walking in the 200 block of Denver Street, and ran to the house on Parsells Ave after he was shot.
Wilkins was in Rochester visiting family, and while he is from Rochester, he resided in Buffalo.
“If anybody has information, whether it’s a firsthand knowledge of something or they saw something, if they have a ring camera, or any type of surveillance camera on their home, apartment, if they have that and they feel like they have something of value to us we would strongly encourage them to reach out to us so we can be provided that information,” said Captain Ryan Tauriello of the Rochester Police Department.
There are no suspects in custody and the motive for the murder is not known at this time, according to RPD. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
Staff on scene said that individuals in the area were seen crying and in distress, saying that “he’s gone.”
News 8 also observed a command van on scene a few blocks up the street, and AMR ambulance responders on scene helping some people.
This is Rochester’s eighth homicide in 2023, according to RPD’s open data portal. RPD is still investigating, and the area is expected to remain shutdown into the early hours of Sunday morning.
Check back with News 8 WROC as we continue to update this developing story.