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Rochester Police Department Officer Killed in The Line of Duty

Thu, September 04, 2014 12:11 PM | NYGIA (Administrator)

Rochester, N.Y. - A Rochester police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night.

It happened around 9:25 p.m. in the area of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street.

Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said the officer was pursuing a suspect when the two began exchanging gunfire and the officer was hit.

He was rushed into surgery at Rochester General Hospital, where he later died.

The suspect was also shot and wounded. He was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.

An innocent bystander was also shot. The bystander is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Ciminelli said there are no additional suspects.

The investigation will continue.

Police did not release the name of the officer, the suspect or the other victim.

More information is expected to be released Thursday.

RPD officer killed in line of duty

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