ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man was arrested following a shooting Tuesday that killed one and injured another outside the Transit Center, according to the Rochester Police Department.
Police said that 44-year-old Jamel Robinson was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Investigators said that around 7:45 a.m., 38-year-old Kevin Rigdon walked out of the Transit Center onto St. Paul Street. It was alleged that Robinson pulled out a handgun and shot him multiple times, killing him.
Robinson has also been accused of turning around and shooting a second victim, a man in his 40s, during the incident. That victim is being treated with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
After the suspect ran from the scene, RPD said they found Robinson inside the Sibley Building with a handgun. They subdued him before he pulled out the gun and arrested him.
Investigators believed that this was not a random act and said the victims and Robinson knew each other, although the motive is unknown.
According to RPD, Robinson, a registered sex offender, had several prior convictions, including one for attempted criminal sex act. He was discharged from parole in August 2022.
He was arraigned in Rochester City Court Wednesday morning.