Accidental Fatal Shooting Leads to Manslaughter Charge in Rochester Home Incident

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – Tragedy struck a residential street in northeast Rochester as a man was accidentally shot and killed inside his own home. The incident, which occurred on Rialto Street near Hollenbeck Street, left the victim, identified as Aaron Hurell, dead after being struck by a bullet fired from the floor above.

According to authorities, the shooting took place around 12:15 a.m. on a Wednesday, with Marquell Miller, 25, allegedly handling a rifle on the second floor when the weapon discharged, sending a bullet through the floor and into Hurell’s head on the ground level. Despite efforts to save him, Hurell succumbed to his injuries at Strong Memorial Hospital shortly after the incident.

In a surprising turn of events, Miller, who was reportedly acquainted with Hurell, turned himself in to the police and was subsequently charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the accidental shooting. Investigators are still piecing together the details surrounding the tragedy that claimed Hurell’s life.

This isn’t the first time Rialto Street has been the backdrop for gun violence. In a previous incident, the residential area was the scene of a triple shooting that resulted in fatalities and serious injuries. The community is once again grappling with the aftermath of violence, as authorities work to bring closure to the latest tragedy that has left a family devastated.

As Miller awaits his day in court, the residents of Rialto Street are left to mourn the loss of a young life taken too soon. The echoes of gun violence continue to reverberate through the neighborhood, highlighting the urgent need for measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. The impact of this latest shooting serves as a somber reminder of the fragility of life and the devastating consequences of a momentary lapse in judgment.