From the desk of Sugar Cookie. 2015 isn't exactly what we consider "past", but this now has resolution.
Jalen Everett was shot around 8 p.m. Saturday while riding in a car on Dewey Avenue near Magee Avenue. The 24-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police haven’t determined a motive for the shooting, which came over two years after Everett was acquitted in his second trial stemming from the triple killing outside the Rochester Boys and Girls Club in 2015.
On Sunday, Police Chief La’Ron Singletary warned about rumors of reprisals and implored the public not to let Everett’s death spiral into more violence.
“A lot of people are drawing comparisons” between his killing and the 2015 shootings, Singletary said at a news conference. “Until you hear it from us in regards to what the motive is, everything else is just pure speculation.”
“Let us focus on the task at hand,” he said.
Meanwhile, people gathered for a vigil near the site of the shooting, images and video from local news stations showed.
Everett was one of three men charged after a burst of gunfire killed three people and wounded multiple others in a crowd leaving a basketball game at the Boys and Girls Club. Prosecutors said the shots came from a vehicle in which Everett and the other two suspects were riding.
Everett was convicted of murder at his first trial, but a judge overturned the verdict after allegations of juror misconduct surfaced.
A second jury acquitted Everett in January 2017.
One other suspect, Johnny Blackshell Jr., was convicted and is serving life in prison. The third, Matthew Matthis, was acquitted.