ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The Rochester Police Department has released the name of the victim shot and killed early Saturday morning on Chili Avenue.

At around 3:05 a.m. officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation. While en route, they also received a call that a man had been shot on Chili Avenue.

On scene, authorities said 43-year-old Bryan Harrell Sr. was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. First responders with AMR provided life-saving measures, however Harnell was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation reveals that Harrell was sat grilling outside 565 Chili Avenue while others sat around a nearby bonfire. During this event, officials said several shots were fired, and Harnell was struck.

Authorities say no other information will be released at this time.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The Rochester Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide that took place overnight Saturday on Chili Avenue near Sherwood Avenue.

The RPD says Chili Avenue between Thurston Road and Depew Street will remain closed during the investigation. Some surrounding side streets in that stretch off of Chili Avenue have limited access, as well, police say.


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