Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 3, 2022
The man police say fired shots around the area of 200 Ellicott street on Friday evening has been identified as 22 year old Tarrance Williams of Batavia. The incident began with a report of gunshots at about 6 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing a male walking nervously with what appeared to be a gun on his person. A man matching the description provided was spotted by Sgt. Dan Coffey walking on the Ellicott Trail a short distance from the incident location. When Coffey attempted to stop the individual for an interview, the man fled on foot and Coffey chased him from Evans Street to Court Street. Williams has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon 2nd, a Class C felony, and criminal possession of a weapon 4th, a Class A misdemeanor. Williams recently entered a guilty plea in County Court to a charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd — a charge that indicates prosecutors believe he possessed enough of a controlled substance that he intended to sell it. He is awaiting sentencing on that conviction. There have been no reports of any injuries from the gunshots.
Rochester Police are investigating 3 shootings that happened Saturday night and Sunday morning. A shooting on Lyle Ave Saturday night around midnight left a man in the hospital with non life threatening injuries to the upper chest. The second was on 6th Street around 1:30am Sunday. A man was shot getting out of his car and was taken to Strong with non life threatening injuries. There was a woman and child in the car who were not hurt in the shooting. Around 5 a.m. officers arrived at Hudson Avenue near Berlin Street where they located a man in his 20s who had been shot in his lower body. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and his condition is unknown at this time. So far no suspects are in custody.
Western NY drivers are still paying less at the pump to fill up their vehicles following another drop in gas prices. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular fuel is sitting at 3.72. That’s down seven cents in the past week and is 40 cents less than this time last month. The current state average is 3.60 while nationally it’s 3.80.
The Walk to End Alzheimers on Saturday raised over 80,000 dollars for support for patients and caregivers. The funds also go to the Alzheimer’s Association for research on treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s. There are more than six million Alzheimer’s patients in the country who are helped by more than 11 million unpaid caregivers. The first survivor is out there.
The Buffalo Bills started off struggling against the Ravens but came out on top winning 23 to 20 against the Baltimore team. The first half started off rough. Allen threw an interception that was run back for a touchdown by the Ravens on the opening drive. Baltimore followed that up with a 15-play, 81 yard drive at the end of the first quarter. Putting them ahead 14-3. At the half the Ravens lead 20 to 3. The Bills came charging back in the second half with touchdowns by Isaiah McKenzie and Allen and a field goal to tie up the game before the 4th quarter. Poyer intercepted the ball for the second time in the game as the Ravens tried to score at the 2 yard line and gave the ball to the Bills for a last second field goal. The Bills next game is against the Steelers in Buffalo Sunday at 1pm.
The Sabres won their exhibition match 3 to 1 against the Penguins Saturday at the Keybank Center. The Sabres goals came from a trio Victor Olofsson, Tage Thompson and Jack Quinn on an empty net late in the third period. Ukko-Pekka Luukonen made 32 saves. Buffalo will host Carolina Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for another exhibition game at the Key Bank Center.