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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Eric Murray, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Monday, November 16, 2020

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on the Assault of a Rochester Firefighter

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the assault of an on‐duty Rochester firefighter on May 30. ATF is also seeking information regarding this individual’s involvement in arsons in the City of Rochester that day.

This case is being investigated by the ATF Rochester Field Office, the Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Fire Department.

Person of interest with a face mask under their chin and dark-colored hoodie

Person is wearing a hoodie, a wrap over their head and a mask under their chin.

Anyone with information about this case should contact ATF at 1‐888‐ATF‐TIPS (888‐283‐8477) or the Rochester Police Department’s tip line at 518‐423‐9300. You can also contact ATF via email at Tips may also be submitted to the ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting All tips will remain confidential.

ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate federal laws are held accountable. ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating violations of federal firearms laws. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at


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