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Tyquan Rivera, man who shot Rochester police officer in 2009, released from prison for second time

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The man who was convicted as a teenager of shooting a Rochester police officer in the head has been released from prison for a second time.

Tyquan Rivera was initially released from prison in 2016 after serving a seven-year sentence in the shooting of Officer Anthony DiPonzio.

Rivera was 14 years old when he shot Officer DiPonzio in the back of the head on Dayton Street in 2009. Rivera was denied parole three times before being released after serving two-thirds of his maximum sentence.

However, a year later, Rivera was back behind bars after violating his parole. Officers said that Rivera failed to meet curfew and didn’t notify his parole officer of an address change.

Rivera was released on Tuesday after serving his full sentence, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

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