Note: This post was originally titled “Did Rochester, NY Police Help Double Shooting Murder Suspect Get Away?” It was changed to “Rochester PD’s 10min Response Time Gives Shooter/Murderer Ample Time to Escape” to better reflect the reality of the situation. -Pete Eyre
|Rochester, NY Police Chief
By Davy V.
Neighbors on Rochester, NY’s Pullman Avenue say that Rochester, NY Police officers took too long in responding to a double shooting that left a 32-year old man, in critical condition, and a 27-year old woman, Walesy Alvarez, dead.
“I called 911 and asked what the hell is taking so long, they said we’ve got police coming”. said Keith Perez, a neighbor.
“It must have been at least ten minutes before the first policemen came”
“I’m upset that the response just doesn’t seem to be there”, said Perez,
referring to the Rochester, NY Police department.
One woman described her attempts at calling 911, “You couldn’t get through, you couldn’t even get through, the phone was just ringing.”
“That’s the problem, we could not get through!” said the woman.
|Rochester, NY Mayor Thomas Richards|
Asked what he had to say about his officers’ response time, a Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard said in a sarcastic tone, “We would have loved to have been here sooner.”
In the meantime, Marcus Freeman, who is considered to be armed and dangerous, is somewhere out there.
wanted in double shooting which left
one person dead.
Watch the video above as Rochester, NY Mayor Thomas Richards, guarded by Rochester Police officers, do the “no comment” shuffle, when I ask him what he thinks about what neighbors are saying regarding the RPD’s response time.
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