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RPD make arrest following triple shooting on Glendale Park

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Officers from the Rochester Police Department responded to Glendale Park on Thursday for the report of multiple people shot. The RPD said three people had been shot, including a 3-year-old child. Investigator have identified the suspect of this triple shooting as Richard Burchard-Lopez, a 23-year-old resident of the City of Rochester.

“Apprehension efforts were immediately initiated by the Rochester Police Department

Tactical Unit,” officers said.

On Saturday evening, members of the Tactical Unit located Burchard-Lopez operating a vehicle on Garson

Avenue in Rochester. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle which then fled. A short vehicle pursuit took place until the suspect vehicle struck a tree at the intersection of Garson Avenue and Fraser Street. Officers were able to take Burchard-Lopez into custody without incident.

According to the RPD, a passenger in the suspect vehicle, later identified as 22-year-old Anthony Quinones, who’s also a Rochester resident, exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. According to officers, as he fled, he turned and began to run backwards while pointing a handgun at the responding officers.

“One officer discharged his department issued handgun towards Quinones, who continued to flee,” the RPD said. “Quinones was not struck by the gunfire and was not injured during this incident.”

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police assisted the RPD at the scene. A large perimeter was established and Quinones was taken into custody at a residence on Cedarwood Terrace.

Officers say Quinones had no association with the residence he was captured at. As part of Quinones' arrest, a loaded 9mm handgun was recovered. As with any discharge of a firearm by a member of the RPD, an internal investigation has been initiated by the Professional Standards Section.

According to the RPD, while attempting to apprehend the suspect in the unconscionable shooting of the 3-year-old child, another person pointed a loaded 9mm handgun at the officers who responded to the scene.

“The bravery, courage, and teamwork displayed by all of the officers, deputies, and troopers involved, ultimately led to the safe conclusion of last night's events,” the RPD said.

Richard Burchard-Lopez faces the following charges in relation to the triple shooting on Glendale Park: Assault in the 1st degree (B Felony), 2 counts of Assault in the 2nd degree (D Felony), and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (C Felony).

Anthony Quinones was charged with Menacing a Police Officer (D Felony) following Saturday evening’s police chase. Burchard-Lopez and Quinones will be arraigned in Rochester City Court at a later date.

Police say as the investigation continues, further charges may be added.

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