June 20, 2020
Statement of United States Marshal Charles Salina and Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary:
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force out of Rochester, NY, was searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a murder in the City of Rochester. Task force officers observed the suspect on the porch of a residence in the 1700 block of Falls St. in Niagara Falls, NY. As officers approached, the suspect ran back inside the residence. A chase ensued and a struggle took place between task force officers and the suspect. As he resisted the officers, the suspect brandished a knife and bit one of the task force officers. The suspect was shot during the struggle and is currently in stable condition at the Erie County Medical Center.
The incident is under investigation by the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office. The Rochester Police Department will have further information regarding the suspect and previous homicide at a later time.