Murder on Ross Street

Written by on June 1, 2019

News Release

The Batavia Police Department is investigating the murder of Michael R. Paladino Jr., 43, of Batavia.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at or about 12:45a.m., it was reported that a black male, Quinton J. Edmonds, 31, of Rochester, was involved in a physical altercation with a female on the sidewalk near 5 & 7 Ross St. An un-involved party, Michael Paladino, heard the argument and attempted to intervene. A physical altercation ensued between Paladino and Edmonds. During the altercation Paladino sustained life-threatening injuries. Edmonds was then observed leaving the scene.

Responding Officers located Paladino bleeding on the floor of the entry way in the apartment building. Responding Officers attempted to render first aid to Paladino until Mercy EMS arrived. Paladino was transported to UMMC by Mercy EMS, and later succumbed to his injuries. Genesee County Coroner, Donald Coleman was notified and responded to UMMC
Prior to the initial dispatch, a Batavia Police Officer was conducting a traffic stop on an erratic vehicle in the area of Ross St. at E. Main St. The occupants of the vehicle informed the Officer of the altercation which had just occurred on Ross St. During the traffic stop, Edmonds was approaching the Officer on foot. The occupants identified Edmonds as the suspect. Edmonds was detained.

Edmonds is being charged with Murder in the Second Degree and will be arraigned later this morning.
Quinton Edmonds’last known address is 106 Elba St. Rochester NY, 14106, but has been known to frequent the City of Batavia.
Mr. Paladino’s body was transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The autopsy will be performed later today.

We would like to thank the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia Fire Department, and Mercy EMS for their assistance at the scene. We would also like to thank Police Chaplain Shirk for offering his assistance, and tending to the needs of the family.

This is an on-going investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact the Batavia Police Department at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370 or online HERE

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