Shooter Intended to Kill His Family, Police Say

Shooter Intended to Kill His Family, Police Say


By Spectrum News


Rochester police are being credited with quick thinking, bravery and relying on their training for keeping a bad situation from becoming much worse.

A shooter identified as Terrell Blake, 40, shot a total of three people Wednesday morning and led police on a chase through the city before being killed.

One other person, identified only as a 28-year-old woman believed to be a former romantic partner of Blake’s, was killed. The other two victims, listed in stable condition, have been identified as Blake’s 20-year-old son and a man believed to be the woman’s current romantic partner.

In all two people, including the suspect, were killed and two others were injured in related shootings. As police investigated, the Rochester City School District placed all schools on lockout.

Police believe the suspect had planned out a much bigger attack, intending to kill his family.

t began when police were responding to a call for a shooting on Post Avenue, near Arnett Boulevard, in the city’s 19th Ward around 9:40 a.m. That’s where police found one woman dead and a man injured. The injured man, believed by police to be the female victim’s current partner, was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition Wednesday evening.

About 40 minutes into the homicide investigation on Post Avenue, police received a call for another shooting on the city’s east side, on Frances Street. Police say the victim from the Frances Street shooting is Blake’s 20-year-old son.  He is said to be in stable condition and is expected to recover, according to police.

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