A gunman who allegedly shot three people in Rochester, killing one, was fatally shot Wednesday following a city-wide search and a high-speed chase.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle photographer Max Schulte captured video (below) of officers and suspect Terrell Blake exchanging gunfire.
Schulte is a Buffalo native who grew up in the Elmwood Village.
"I’ve been in situations where officers have had their guns drawn. I’ve seen them surround a house. But I’ve never, ever, ever seen anything like that in my entire life. I’ve never been that close to gunfire," Schulte said in a column by Democrat & Chronicle columnist David Andreatta.
“As a photojournalist, it’s your job to be in the right place at the right time, to look for the best images. I’m drawn to things that show what’s happening. I was drawn to those officers who were preparing for the worst.”
At the conclusion of the chase – off-camera, Blake was fatally shot by officers after police said he refused to comply with their orders.
Police said Blake shot two people, one fatally, Wednesday morning on Post Avenue; then, on Frances Street, he allegedly shot his son, who suffered lower-body injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
— Democrat & Chronicle (@DandC) October 10, 2018
Police said they identified Blake's vehicle, a white U-Haul van, and a chase ensued from the west side to the east side of Rochester.
According to police, Blake exchanged gunfire with officers at the corner of North Goodman and Forester before the chase continued, with more gunfire exchanged, on Forester and Frances Street (as seen in the video). The chase ended when Blake crashed the vehicle into the fenced yard of a house that belongs to family members.
The Rochester Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff's Office released information about the incident via their Twitter accounts:
Our condolences to the families who lost loved ones today. Our gratitude to our deputies, @RochesterNYPD @nyspolice for their bravery. Thank you also to @sandra_doorley and team as well as @CityRochesterNY Collaboration at its finest. #oneteam pic.twitter.com/ld2rsklzS6
— Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (@monroesheriffny) October 11, 2018