ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Neighborhoods around North Street and Clifford Avenue found themselves caught in the middle of a hectic police chase Friday afternoon as federal agencies and Monroe County deputies attempted to arrest a man wanted for a shooting.
The pursuit began earlier Friday when U.S. Marshals we’re called to assist local law enforcement after a vehicle believed to be matching the suspect’s was discovered in another part of the city.
When the federal agents approached the car it took off.
The chase eventually ended on North Street, near Clifford Avenue, when the suspect’s vehicle crashed.
One man was taken into custody, but others fled on foot. All three were wanted for a shooting back in May.
Rochester police are now assisting in the search for the two men, with a helicopter surveying the area.
“Vehicle behind us in the pursuit was actually stolen out of Pittsford,” Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said. “So we are processing that and it goes to show you how this is not just a city of Rochester violence problem, but this problem is throughout our whole community and we need the whole community to stand up and say this is unacceptable behavior. Stand up for law enforcement, but also work with the prevention and recovery side of violence. We all have a part to play.”
Roads in the area were blocked off to traffic for several hours.
This is a developing story. News 8 WROC will provide updates as they become available.