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Police Identify Teenager Killed in Adams St. Shooting

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Rochester: Police ID Teenager Killed in Adams St. Shooting
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Police have identified the Rochester teen who was shot and killed just before 9 p.m. Wednesday on Adams Street.

Officers say Tysean Williams, 15, was shot multiple times in his torso as he answered a knock at the door at a home on Adams Street.

He was taken to Strong Hospital, where he later died.

Officers say they have received information leading to a suspect and motive but they do not yet have a person in custody.

"Based on the circumstances after looking into his background. We don't believe there is anything in his lifestyle that would put him into a position to be victimized. There's a tremendous amount of work that we have to do and continue in our investigation that would help bring this case to closure," said Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard.

Williams attended Nathaniel Rochester Community School until 2012, when he enrolled in the urban-suburban program and became a student in the Wheatland-Chili Central School District. He was a sophomore.

Statement from Wheatland-Chili Central School District

Wheatland-Chili Central School District is mourning the death of a student. Tysean Williams was a sophomore who attended Wheatland-Chili High School as part of the Urban Suburban program.

Staff members say they will always remember Tysean for his commitment to academics, his quiet and easy going nature, and the connections he made with classmates.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tysean’s family. Counseling support is being provided to students and staff. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP