Rochester Man Convicted of Robbery Attempt

A Monroe County Court jury has found Negus DeSouza of Rochester guilty of attempted assault, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

DeSouza got into a gunfight on 6th Street in the city when he tried to use a rifle to hold up a city water bureau employee as he worked on a water line. The intended victim pulled out his legally registered gun and defended himself, shooting DeSouza in the leg as both men fired at each other.

DeSouza fled and got a friend to drive him to the hospital, where police caught up with him.

He'll be sentenced on August 14th.


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