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Officer shooting: news conference Thursday

Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester police are scheduled to update the public on the fatal shooting of a police officer Thursday morning.

The officer was killed Wednesday night while pursuing a suspect in the area of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street in the city's Northeast side.

Investigators said there was a shootout during  the chase between the officer and suspect.

The officer was taken to Rochester General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, who sources have identified to 13WHAM as Thomas Johnson III, 38, was in surgery overnight.

He is in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital. 

13WHAM has learned Johnson was released from prison three weeks ago.

He served time for second-degree attempted robbery.

The press conference will be held Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m.   13WHAM will be broadcasting it on the air and streaming live online.

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