29 April 2022
 

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander
 

 

 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On April 29, 2022, troopers in Rochester attempted to stop a 2021 GMC Terrain for a seatbelt violation in the city of Rochester.  The vehicle failed to comply and fled through multiple city streets and entered the town of Gates for a short period.  

During the pursuit, a loaded 9 mm handgun was thrown from the vehicle along with a loaded magazine.  The occupants also threw out a small bag of cocaine.  The pursuit came to an end when the suspects vehicle struck an uninvolved vehicle and a police vehicle.  Three adults and one juvenile,(age 16), were taken into custody after a brief struggle.

The driver of the Vehicle, Detaji Parris, age 24, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, 2 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, for high capacity magazines, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, for a prior conviction, Assault 2nd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

Passenger, Monzellius Sims, age 22, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, 2 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree for high capacity magazines, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree for a prior conviction, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

Passenger, Sylvester C. Johnson, age 30, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, 2 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree for high capacity magazines, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree for a prior conviction, Assault 2nd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

Juvenile Passenger, age 16 , was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, 2 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, for high capacity magazines, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

 

The Assault 2nd Degree charges stem from a trooper being struck in the face while attempting to gain control of suspect and another trooper suffering a hand injury during the incident.

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