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Robbery arrest leads to murder charges
Rochester, N.Y. - A Rochester man arrested for robbery is now being connected to a homicide from over the summer.
Police arrested Xavier Nelson, 21, of Rochester on Thursday after officers said he robbed a man by gunpoint on Lyell Avenue, and later fired shots at the victim.
Nelson and another suspect, Earnest Hawkins, 30, were arrested and are facing several charges. Two handguns, one of which was reported stolen, were found.
Subsequently, Nelson is also being charged in the murder of 59-year-old Willie Little, who died in an August shooting on South Plymouth Avenue.