Thursday, June 16, 2022

Car Flips Driver Attempts Escape During Police Pursuit

Rochester, NY - A car that appears to be involved in a police chase crashed after flipping repeatedly in the area of North Goodman Street as seen in a video sent to News 8 Tuesday.

Officers from the Rochester Police Department say police attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of North Goodman Street and Central Park Avenue, but the vehicle failed to stop and a short pursuit was initiated.

After the vehicle crashed, officers approach the car with guns drawn and a canine unit, the video shows. Two male city residents then climbed out of the shattered windshield. Officials say both driver and passenger were arrested and later transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.

Both Javar Marshall, age 21, and Nasir Schifano, age 19, face two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. They were amended to Monroe County Jail, police say.

As a result of the investigation, authorities recovered a rifle loaded with 30 rounds and a 9mm Ruger loaded with eight rounds.

A nearby resident, Chucky Naz, captured the footage on his front door home security camera.

“It looked like a movie, like a scene from a movie,” said Sean Irizarry who was just getting home from work at the time. This happened right in front of his home. “And I heard some screeching, so I could hear the car accident, and I ran to the front of the driveway, and that when I (saw) the car flip over right in front of the driveway,” he said.

He thought this was a run-of-the-mill accident and rushed to help — until, “the police officers pulled up and they came out with their weapons drawn and so that made me want to — well, I just ran away,” he said.

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