ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two brothers who were arrested after an investigation into the murder of Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz have been sentenced to prison.
James Fulton, 41, and Preston Fulton, 39, were convicted of separate crimes after the investigation — James was convicted of an attempted Hobbs Act robbery and sentenced to over eight years in prison and Preston was convicted of possession of a loaded firearm and sentenced to a year and a half.
In the aftermath of the 2021 shooting of Officer Mazurkiewicz and Officer Sino Seng, an investigation began into the associates of then-suspect Kelvin Vickers, who was convicted of killing Officer Mazurkiewicz and injuring Officer Seng.
On September 20, 2022, police stopped James Fulton near a Gothic Street home. A search of his vehicle recovered two firearms and ammo, items commonly used in robberies such as duct tape, a pry bar, zip ties, and a mask.
According to the US Attorney’s Office, James admitted that he was going to rob an alleged drug dealer.
On October 1, 2022, Preston Fulton, a felon, was given a firearm to hide for Brandon Washington, who was allegedly in charge of a large marijuana operation. Preston was then followed by investigators to a home on Ferncliffe Drive, where authorities say they saw him carrying the weapon inside.
Police searched the home the next day and found a loaded semi-automatic handgun and rounds of ammo.
In the case of Washington, he currently has charges pending against him after he was accused of being involved in a turf war that led to Officer Mazurkiewicz’s death.