A police chase led to an arrest in Rochester on Friday.

New York State Police say they tried to stop a driver for an alleged traffic violation at approximately 3:00pm on Friday, March 4, 2022.  Police say that when they activated the lights and sirens on their troop car the driver tried to flee.

In a written release the NYSP says, "During the course of the pursuit, a 16-year-old fled on foot.  That individual was taken into custody by a state trooper and was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm firearm.  The vehicle continued to attempt to flee police and eventually stopped when it traveled down a dead end road in the town of Irondequoit."  It is not specified if the 16-year-old fled while the vehicle was in motion.

Photo Credit: New York State Police (March 2022)
Photo Credit: New York State Police (March 2022)

Police say that the driver, identified as 21-year-old Kyree Malik Baker, was charged with several traffic violations and Obstructing Governmental Administration.

The 16-year-old passenger, whose identity will not be released because of the suspect's age, is bring charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree.

Police say that there was another person in the car.  That individual has not been charged with a crime.

Police say their investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation should call police.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  All suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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