Rochester Man Convicted of Murdering a Teenager at a Cook Out

A Rochester man has been convicted of a murder charge in a shooting that killed a teenager.

It happened in August 2021, when Douglas Smith showed up at a cookout at a stranger's home on Hague Street and got into an argument with a guest that escalated into a gunfight.

Prosecutors say the gunfire killed a bystander, 16-year-old Manuel Smith.

Smith will be sentenced on May 30th.

The other man involved in the gunfight, Johnny Rodriguez, pleaded guilty to a gun crime and will be sentenced in July.

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