RPD Media Release - Arrest Made in Shooting of RPD Officers


Rochester Police Department Media Release

July 22, 2022: Bauman Street Update:

Shortly after 9pm last night, members of the Rochester Police Department’s Tactical Unit were in the area of Bauman Street and Laser Street in an attempt to gain intelligence as part of an ongoing murder investigation. 

Officers Tony Mazurkiewicz and Sino Seng were parked in an unmarked vehicle on Bauman Street, just south of Laser Street. As part of the intelligence gathering, additional marked and unmarked units were in the area to provide support.

At approximately 9:15pm, a male approached the surveillance vehicle from behind. While secreting himself behind large shrubs, he fired approximately 17-rounds at the vehicle from approximately 10-15 feet away. Officer Mazurkiewicz, while sitting in the driver seat, was struck at least twice in the upper body and Officer Seng, sitting in the passenger seat, was shot once in the lower body.

Despite having been shot, Officer Seng was able to exit the vehicle and return fire. The suspect was not struck and proceeded to flee the scene on foot. The support units immediately responded and rushed both Officers to the hospital. Additionally, a 15-year old female was inside a nearby house and grazed by one of three shots that penetrated the walls of her house. 

In addition to rushing the injured Officers to the hospital, Police Officers from every local jurisdiction converged on the scene and quickly established a perimeter. Officers searching inside of the perimeter observed signs of entry at a nearby vacant house. While checking the location, Officers located 21-year old Kelvin Vickers hiding in a 2nd floor crawl space. Vickers was taken into custody without further incident and a 9mm handgun was recovered. 

Preliminary testing has indicated that this weapon is the weapon used to murder Officer Mazurkiewicz as well as shoot Officer Seng and the 15-year old girl.

Since the shooting occurred, all investigative units within the Rochester Police Department, along with our local, state and federal partners worked to execute a total of six search warrants at various locations within the City of Rochester. As a result of those search warrants, 9-firearms, including handguns and assault style rifles were recovered. Additionally, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and approximately 100-pounds of marijuana were seized. 

Additional details regarding the search warrants, seizures and arrests will be released at a later time. 

As a direct result of the incredible and fearless work of the first responding Officers, the suspect was taken into custody within an hour; and the suspected murder weapon was recovered. 

The proceeding follow-up investigation has led to the following charges being lodged against 21-year old Kelvin Vickers: Murder in the 2nd Degree (A Felony), Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree (B Felony), Assault in the 2nd Degree (D Felony) and two counts Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (C Felony).

Vickers is from Boston Massachusetts. His criminal history includes juvenile contacts for Assault and
Battery on an Officer at the age of 12, burglary related offenses, strangulation with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and two separate possession of firearms offenses. As an adult, Vickers has been convicted of possessing an unlicensed firearm.

He has been transported to the Monroe County Jail and is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Rochester City Court.


For more information or media requests please contact the Rochester Police Department Lieutenant Greg Bello at 585-428-6668 or media.request@cityofrochester.gov


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