ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two Rochester men have been arrested after leading officers on a police chase on Tuesday, resulting in a dramatic crash captured on video.
Rochester Police Department says at around 4:30 p.m., officials attempted to stop the vehicle in the North Goodman Street and Central Park Avenue area.
The vehicle did not comply, instead leading officers on a short police chase that ended when the vehicle struck a curb, flipping over twice.
After the vehicle crashed, officers approach the car with a canine unit and guns drawn, ready to apprehend the two occupants as they climb out of the shattered windshield and immediately attempt to flee the scene.
Officials apprehended both the driver and passenger, later transporting them to nearby hospitals for minor injuries.
21-year-old Javar Marshall and 19-year-old Nasir Schifano both face two counts of the felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.
As a result of the investigation, authorities recovered a rifle loaded with 30 rounds and a 9mm Ruger loaded with eight rounds.
A nearby resident, Chucky Naz, captured the footage on his front door home security camera.
“It looked like a movie, like a scene from a movie,” Sean Irizarry, who was just getting home from work at the time, said.
The crash happened right outside his home.
“And I heard some screeching, so I could hear the car accident, and I ran to the front of the driveway, and that when I (saw) the car flip over right in front of the driveway,” he said.
He thought this was a run-of-the-mill accident and rushed to help — until, “the police officers pulled up and they came out with their weapons drawn and so that made me want to — well, I just ran away,” he said.
Both men were amended to Monroe County Jail, police say.
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