Arrests made in connection with 11-yr-old boy shot
Updated: Tuesday, October 29 2013, 06:31 AM EDT
Rochester, N.Y. – Two people were charged Monday in connection with a Sunday morning shooting that wounded a child near Chili Avenue and Thurston Road.
According to police, the 11-year-old boy is recovering at Strong Hospital, surrounded by family. The second victim has been arrested.
Quentin Singletary, 29, of Rochester, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Police said Singletary took part in the gun exchange that got him and the boy shot. Singletary got hit in the upper body and is expected to survive.
Dominique Williams, 27, was also arrested, charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third. Williams was not at the shooting scene but police said officers later recovered the gun inside the home she shares with Singletary.
Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard said at a news conference Monday while two people have been arrested, the investigation is ongoing. RPD is looking for another suspect, captured on surveillance footage inside the mini mart of Chili Avenue.
Sheppard asked people in the community to come forward to help identify the third suspect.
“Hopefully someone will be able to tell us a name that goes with that photograph,” said Sheppard.
The suspect is described as a black man, approximately six feet tall, wearing a black Northface jacket, blue jeans with rips in them, black and white sneakers, a blue and white baseball cap with white stickers, and carrying a white iPod.
Police believe the third suspect knows Singletary and an argument escalated to the shooting. “The fact that this occurred on a Sunday at 10:30 in the morning, personally, I think it’s atrocious,” Sheppard said. “I think this neighborhood has to feel the same way and we’re hoping that once we push this information and push this photo someone will come forward."
The 11-year-old is not connected to any of the suspects, police said he was in the wrong place and the wrong time and got caught in the crossfire.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Rochester Police Department.