A man, namely Jalen Everett, 24, was acquitted in a 2015 triple homicide and he was shot and killed on Saturday, May 4. Rochester, New York police were called for calm on Sunday.
Everett was shot while riding in a car in Rochester at approx. 8 p.m., and later Saturday evening he was pronounced dead by doctors at a nearby hospital.
A motive for the shooting has not been determined by investigators and no arrests have been made.
Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary said in a Sunday press conference that his officers heard rumors of potential reprisals for his death during while the investigation was undergoing.
The police chief has urged residents to "let the Rochester Police Department focus on its job."
We understand they are upset. They have a right to be upset. Our job is to focus on the task at hand.
Everett was one of three men who were charged with connection with a shooting occurred on August 19, 2015.
In the shooting, the three men drove in a car to a local Boys and Girls Club and opened fire on a crowd leaving a basketball game. Three were killed and four others were injured in the tragic incident.
Everett, who was eventually acquitted, was a father of three children. A second suspect, Matthew Matthis, was also acquitted.
The third suspect, Johnny Blackshell Jr., was convicted and has been serving life in prison.
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