ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A suspect has been arrested in a drive-by shooting outside a Boys & Girls Club in upstate New York that left three young men dead and four other people wounded, Rochester officials said.
The suspect’s name and other details had not been released by Friday afternoon, a day after authorities announced the arrest at a news conference. Police also said they had found the car and firearm used in the Aug. 19 shooting.
Chief Michael Ciminelli said the suspect would be identified when formal charges are filed. He was being held on an unrelated charge, the chief said.
Three people were killed when the gunman shot into a crowd that gathered after a basketball game. They were identified as 17-year-old Jonah Barley, 19-year-old Raekwon Manigault and 25-year-old Johnny Johnson.
The shooting happened at night as people milled about outside the club, which is across the street from a school. Police said they had no reports of problems at the club before the shooting.
On Saturday, police arrested 32-year-old Quartermaine Titus, who they say fired back at the gunman. He faces a felony weapons charge.
Ciminelli said the investigation is ongoing and a reward for the successful prosecution in the case has been increased from $10,000 to $25,000.
Thursday’s arrest announcement came on the same day as Johnson’s funeral, which Mayor Lovely Warren attended.
“I don’t want to witness any more mothers or fathers burying children,” she said afterward. “We deserve better.”
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