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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Trini E. Ross
, United States Attorney

Rochester Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison on Gun Charge

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Omri Green, 28, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated that in the early morning hours of October 15, 2022, Rochester Police Officers working the downtown “bar detail” responded to gunshots heard in the area of Haags Alley and Richmond Street. Upon entering the alley, officers identified Green and another individual. During a pat frisk of Green, they located a loaded .40 caliber handgun in his waistband. They also recovered a .40 caliber ammunition casing on Charlotte Street. In 2014, Green was convicted of a felony and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Smith and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. DeVito.

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