Rochester Man Dies From His Own Gun Going Off, While Resisisting Arrest By U.S. Marshalls

September 16, 2021

From State Police In Rochester:

On September 15, 2021, at approximately 10:40 a.m., the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force comprised of US Marshals, State Police, Rochester Police, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Assault 2nd Degree on a wanted subject at 6 Vinewood Place in the city of Rochester.

The wanted individual attempted to flee back into the residence and physically struggled with members of the Fugitive Task Force. The wanted individual identified as Dedrick J. James, age 24, produced a loaded handgun and during the struggle one round was discharged from his weapon striking his upper body.

No law enforcement officers involved discharged their weapons and lifesaving techniques were utilized unsuccessfully on Mr. James who died at the scene.

The New York State Attorney General’s Office was notified and is on scene and will work with the Rochester Police Department and the State Police in the investigation.