Update: Wrong Man Identified For Geneva Shooting

Update 10:45 a.m., 6/19/13 -

Authorities now say the man taken into custody in New York City is a different Jonathan Rivera and not the one they're looking for in connection with Sunday's shooting in Geneva. 

Geneva Police Lieutenant Eric Heieck says a man with the same name and date of birth as suspect Jonathan Rivera was arrested in Brooklyn, but it's not the same man.

25-year old Jonathan Rivera and 22-year old Andres Escalara, both of Geneva, are still wanted by police.


Update, 5:30a.m., 6/19/13 -

The third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in Geneva on Sunday has been captured.

25-year old Jonathan Rivera was taken into custody in New York City Tuesday night and will be brought back to Ontario County later today.

Rivera and three other men were the subjects of a manhunt Sunday and Monday. They had been in a truck tied to a shooting in Geneva that was eventually found in Phelps.  Two of those men-Alexander Rodriguez and Jopse Gomes-Santiago were arrested in the hours following the incident.

Jonathan Rivera

Police continue to search for the fourth suspect- 22-year-old Andres Escalera of Geneva.

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UPDATE, 5:30 a.m., 6/18/2013 - Two Geneva men who are considered armed and dangerous by Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies remain at large, but the manhunt for them has been called off.

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says the evidence found yesterday is important to the investigation. Because of it, police now say they know the two suspects have left the Geneva area.

The search for 22-year old Andres Escalera, and 25-year old Jonathan Rivera Monday centered around an area near Hayes Road in the Town of Phelps. Deputies combed that area, searching for a cell phone that was electronically tracked there.

While they didn't find the phone, Povero does believe the other things his officers found may help catch the remaining suspects.

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Update: 4:28 p.m.-

As of 6.17.2013 it is apparent that the remaining two suspects in this matter may have left the area. The following suspects are wanted for questioning in the pursuit and Officer involved shooting. The coordinated effort of the Geneva Police, Ontario County Sheriffs and New York State Police continues.

 Jonathan O. Rivera
 LKA: 133 High Street, Geneva
 12.4.1987

Andres Escalera, 5 ft. 9 180 lbs.

LKA: 169 Genesee Street Geneva

1.6.1991

 

 

Noon Update - Police said two men considered armed and dangerous remain at large in Ontario County. The Ontario County Sheriff Department held a press conference Monday morning with more on the investigation.

Police said two men considered armed and dangerous remain at large in Ontario County. The Ontario County Sheriff held a press conference Monday morning with more on the investigation.

They said they have Alexander Rodriguez, 26, and Jose Gomez-Santiago, 19, in custody. They were arraigned Monday morning in Canandigua City Court and charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm in the second degree.

Authorities are actively searching between Routes 96 and 14, Hayes road over to Cross Road.

- See more at: http://fingerlakes.ynn.com/content/top_stories/669480/search-still-underway-for-ontario-county-suspects/#sthash.SmIa1T2X.dpufTwo men considered armed and dangerous remain at large in Ontario County. The Ontario County Sheriff held a press conference Monday morning with more on the investigation into Sunday's chase and police shooting of one of the suspects.

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says they have 26-year old Alexander Rodriguez and 19-year old Jose Gomez-Santiago both of Geneva in custody. They were arraigned Monday morning in Canandigua City Court and charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm in the second degree.

Sheriff's Deputies are actively searching between Routes 96 and 14, Hayes Road over to Cross Road.

Sheriff Povero is urging anyone in the search area that notices anything out of the ordinary to call 911.


                    Jose Gomez-Santiago                                                                                             Alexander Rodriguez

 

 

Sheriff patrol cars continue to drive around the search area including State Routes 96 & 14 and and County Rd. #6.

Photo by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio

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6/17/13 5am -Roads are open again in Ontario County. 

Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies tell Finger Lakes News Radio that they have two men in custody and the search for others will continue, but roads in and around Phelps have been reopened to traffic.

Just before three Sunday afternoon Geneva Police responded to a several calls of shots fired call on East North Street, involving a black truck and other unknown parties. Upon arrival responding Geneva Police Officers located the truck involved and attempted a traffic stop.

The truck and its driver failed to stop and a pursuit on Route 14 North to 96 North was initiated at which time the truck lost control in the area of 302 Route 96 North in Ontario County. The driver got out of the vehicle, displayed and pointed a handgun at the officers and was subsequently shot by Geneva Police officers. The suspect was taken via ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital and was released to Ontario County Sheriffs after evaluation where he remains in custody. Two or three other suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot and are sought.

An intense ground and air search continues at the time. The Ontario County Sheriff's Department is coordinating the effort in the search for up to three others suspects.  No Officers were injured.

Ontario County Sheriff's Department, NYSP Troopers, NYSP Aviation Unit, Seneca County Sheriff's Department, & Ontario County District Attorney's Office, NYS Parole & Departments from Wayne County all assisted in this investigation.

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5:33pm UPDATE- We now are getting reports four men were involved, two left on foot and two in the Dodge Avenger.

Ontario and Seneca County Sheriffs' deputies were called to the intersection of Route 96 and 88 in Phelps, Sunday afternoon for the reports of shots fired.

According to the police reports, two black males in a black Dodge Avenger fired shots and were reloading.  Police called for a back-up at the scene.

One suspect took off on foot and one in the black Avenger. 

One suspect has been apprehended.  Police are still searching for other suspect.  Reports say, he is on foot.  He is wearing a red sweatshirt and denim jeans.

Route 96 west bound has been shut down in the search.

Weapons were recovered at the scene. 

Ontario and Seneca County Sheriff's are being assisted by State Police.

Police are continuing their search.  The men are considered armed and dangerous.

Check back for more details as they happen.

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