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Arrest in September Homicide

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Rochester: Arrest in September Homicide
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Rochester Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting on Lyell Avenue dating back to early September.


Police arrested Omari McGuire, 21, in connection with the Sept. 5 homicide.

McGuire is accused of shooting Raheem Williams, 22, who was standing in front of a store on Lyell Avenue. Williams died from his injuries. McGuire was riding past on a bike at the time of the alleged incident.

A second victim, David Campbell, 38, was also shot. He survived his injuries.

McGuire was arraigned Wednesday morning in Rochester city court on charges of second degree murder and second degree assault. The judge entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. His case now goes to a grand jury.

Police say the shooting victims did not know each other. Police did not release specific details about the relationship between the victims and McGuire or an apparent motive.

The RPD credited community involvement in helping to locate the suspect.

"This case is no different than the trend we've seen all year. We cannot underestimate the value of having folks in the community provide us with information. That's been consistent all year," said Commander Tim List.

List said the RPD has so far made arrests in 75 percent of its 2013 homicide cases, above the national average.

Williams' mother told YNN the family was not in court for the arraignment, because they were not made aware of the court proceeding information prior.

McGuire is due back in court Dec. 16. He is being held without bail.

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