ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — After police traced back a host of weapons to a Rochester man, officials say he’s been charged by criminal complaint in connection with a mass shooting in Rochester.
The charge comes after police uncovered a gun used in a mass shooting in August at a Boys and Girls Club in Rochester that killed three people and wounded seven. Officers found a discarded AK-47 under the porch of a nearby home.
Officials say they traced the AK-47, a.40 caliber rifle and a single shot shotgun, along with ammunition for each, back to 21-year-old Ramel Robinson. Police say Robinson stole a safe with the the guns from a Rochester home in July.
With those connections made, police were able to charge Robinson, who is currently in police custody after he was arrested on other stolen firearms charges on Sept. 9., with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Robinson currently faces a number of federal and state charges, and additional charges could be levied against Robinson as investigation continues.
Two other men have been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, including Jalen Jamel Everett and Johnny Blackshell Jr. The two stand charged with three murders.