Two arrests made in Holley man’s death


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two men have been arrested in the case of a double shooting that left an Orleans County father of three dead.

Rochester Police arrested Ralik Coffie, 19, and Victor Martin, 26, both of Rochester in the murder of 49-year-old Ronald Stern of Holley. Stern is survived by his wife, Karen, and three children, Rachel, Angela and Christopher.

Police responded to the shooting Tuesday on Genesee Street on Rochester’s south side. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Stern dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

A second man, 47-year-old Earl Cartwright of Kent, was also shot. He has since been treated and released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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