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A brawl breaks out during the murder arraignment in Rochester City Court



Rochester, New York – A guy was arraigned in Rochester City Court on Saturday morning. He is accused of killing two people and injuring another in a shooting that occurred on the city’s north side in May.

Roughly one in the morning on May 6, at the intersection of Rialto and Hollenbeck streets, Jermaine Williams, 23, allegedly shot and killed Shatina Jones, 46, and Timothy Chealey, 43.
After hours of investigation, investigators concluded that the gunshot was the result of an incident during a downtown event.

Williams was apprehended and found on Friday near Niagara Falls, according to the police.
Williams was being led out of the courthouse on Saturday when a boisterous fight broke out.
One of the deputies used pepper spray on two individuals as they hurried to break up the altercation.

There are currently two charges of unruly conduct.

“The families of the victims, I feel terrible for them,” said Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Adam VanHeyst. “This was a horrible tragedy, and I can tell you the victims involved in this case were completely and entirely innocent and completely not deserving of all of these actions.”

Williams was remanded to the Monroe County Jail without bond and without release after entering a not-guilty plea to both counts of second-degree murder. On Wednesday, he is scheduled to appear in court again, and a grand jury may file further charges.