Officer Mazurkiewicz, 54, was shot and died near Bauman Street on Thursday just after 9:15 p.m. while on patrol in Northest Rochester. The police car allegedly received 17 shots from the suspect. He was brought to Strong Hospital, but despite valiant efforts, he died there. Officer Sino Seng, his partner, was accompanying him. Officer Sino also suffered a neck injury from gunfire. Officer Sino Seng, a Rochester Police Department veteran of 8 years, was taken to Rochester General Hospital after being shot at least once in the lower body.
Who was officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz?
Mazurkiewicz, a 29-year police veteran, is a member of the department’s tactical team, according to Chief Smith. On Thursday, both cops were dressed casually.
Who is the killer/suspect of the Rochester officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz?
The suspect, 21-year-old Kelvin Vickers, is being detained in the Monroe County Jail and will be formally charged on Saturday morning in city court. He is accused of two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in addition to two counts of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, and attempted second-degree murder.
Identification of Suspect Kelvin Vickers,
According to a Friday night update from Captain Frank Umbrino, Commanding Officer of the Rochester Major Crimes Unit, Kelvin Vickers, 21, was captured an hour after the incident. Without incident, the defendant was taken into custody. Vickers is from the Boston area and, according to Umbrino, has a “long criminal past.”
When did the shooting happened?
The deadly shooting happened just hours after the mayor declared a local state of emergency due to “a surge” in gun violence at Bauman Street shortly just after 9:15 p.m. Thursday.
“The city and our partners in government will dedicate all possible resources to bring an immediate end to this violence and prevent it from expanding further,” Evans said at a press conference earlier Thursday. “We know these shootings are directly tied to a deadly cycle of disputes and retaliations and we will do all we can to disrupt these disputes before they reach critical mass.”