ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two officers, one fatally, Thursday night on Bauman Street.
RPD Chief David Smith says Kelvin Vickers, 21, of Boston, Massachusetts, is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held in the Monroe County Jail and will be arraigned Saturday in Rochester City Court.
Smith said Anthony Mazurkiewicz, a 29-year RPD veteran, was killed after being shot in the upper body. His partner, Officer Sino Seng, an eight-year RPD veteran, was shot in the lower body and treated at Rochester General Hospital. He has since been released.
A third person, since identified by police as a 15-year-old girl, was also wounded.
"Yesterday morning, at 11 a.m., I was asked by the media, 'how dangerous is it out there for the officers of the Rochester Police Department?' My response was that every day, the men and women of this department leave home, not knowing if they are going to return home at the end of their shift," Smith said. "Ten hours later, Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz, a father, a husband and a 29-year veteran of the Rochester Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on Bauman Street while in service to our community."
Smith said a number of law enforcement agencies responded to the scene Thursday night, including the U.S. Marshall’s Service, ATF, New York State Police, New York State Parole, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Monroe County Probation, Town of Greece Police, Town of Irondequoit Police, Town of Gates Police, Town of Brighton Police, Town of Webster Police and Village of East Rochester Police.