Rochester, N.Y. – A Rochester bar could re-open soon after a deadly shooting outside Sunday night.
Representatives from the Bug Jar met with city officials and police Friday morning to discuss the future of the bar. Sergeant Joe Wukitsch with the RPD License Investigation Unit says “assuming everything goes according to schedule, the Bug Jar will probably be open shortly.”
At the meeting, officials outlined what security and licensing goals must be met for the bar to be re-opened. According to RPD Lieutenant Frank Alberti, every property in the city is subject to a nuisance point system.
Offenses ranging from littering to guns or drugs will result in points being assessed to a property. A property risks being shut down when it reaches 12 points in a six-month period or 18 points in a year.
It is unclear how many nuisance points the Bug Jar has at this time.
The Bug Jar voluntarily closed on Tuesday while police investigate the shooting death of 21-year-old Deavoughn Hernandez-Ruffin. He was killed outside the bar following a rap concert.