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Retired Rochester police officer known as “Officer Booker” shot and killed


Retired Rochester police officer William Keith Booker was shot and killed on Jefferson Avenue around 2:00 A.M Sunday morning, September 25.


Rochester police say they were called to the intersection of Jefferson Avenue in Iceland Park for a motor vehicle accident and then a person shot. Upon officers arrival they located a man in his 50s they say had at least one gunshot wound to the upper body he was rushed to the University of Rochester Medical Center were he was pronounced dead.


During the early stages of the investigation, police say bookers was driving south on Jefferson Avenue when his vehicle struck in an occupied vehicle on the west curb. Police say it is unknown if bookers was shot prior or after the accident.

This is Rochester‘s 63rd homicide of the year 2022.


Bookers was known as a school resource officer at Franklin and Monroe high school. He worked for the Rochester Police Department for 21 years. He also served in the Marine Corps. He retired from Rochester Police Department in 2017.


Sources tell GSL SHOW that bookers was robbed at the intersection after being shot, crashed at Iceland park. Suspects came after the crash took his personal gun and other valuables in his car.


It is unsure what bookers was doing out at the time. Booker lives in the area and sources say he was heading home.


His mother making an emotional YouTube video after being notified of her son death.


There are no suspects in custody and the major crimes unit are investigating this incident.


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