Rochester police identifies victim of fatal shooting on Handy Street


ROCHESTER N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police have identified the victim of a fatal weekend shooting on the city’s west side.

A Mobile Command Unit arrived on the scene around 11 p.m. Saturday for the report of a shooting.

Officers with the Rochester Police Department identified the victim as 20-year old Tymir Thomas. Thomas was shot in his lower body. AMR responded and transported Thomas to Strong Memorial Hospital. According to the RPD, life-saving measures were attempted. Thomas was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Rochester Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating this murder. Thomas was seated in a vehicle on Handy Street when he was shot.

The area was closed for several hours as police investigated.

Anybody with information is asked to call 911, the Major Crimes Unit at (585) 428-7157,
Crime Stoppers (585) 423-9300, or email

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