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UPDATE: Arrest made in Penfield hit & run

Brendon Burns (Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE (10 P.M.) - Monroe County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in Thursday's hit and run crash on Route 441.

Brendon Burns, 31, has been charged with second degree assault, a felony, and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, a misdemeanor.

In an update Friday night, Sheriff's deputies said Rochester Police assisted in following up with leads in the City of Rochester. Their investigation led them to Milburn Street in Rochester, where they say they located a 2008 Honda Civic. They say the vehicle had damage consistent to the crash, and that it matched a witness description.

Investigators say, during an interview with Burns, he made admissions about the crime.

He was arraigned in Penfield Town Court and remanded to Monroe County jail on $15,000 cash/$30,000 bond.

Original article:

Penfield, N.Y. (WHAM) - Monroe County Sheriff's investigators say they have located the car believed to be involved in a hit and run in Penfield that injured an off-duty Rochester Police officer Thursday night.

A person of interest is also being questioned by Monroe County Sheriff's investigators.

Deputies said the initial hit and run crash happened around 9:10 p.m. Thursday on Route 441 and Five Mile Line Road.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a vehicle bumped the back of another vehicle about three times.

When the driver of the car that was hit got out to check on the other driver to see if everything was all right, the rear vehicle pulled around the car in front, hitting the car and the driver. The striking vehicle took off, and was last seen heading west on Route 441. Deputies don't believe the suspect driver knew the off-duty police officer.

The victim, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, is an off-duty male Rochester police officer who sustained minor injuries. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Investigators with the Sheriff's Office are executing a search warrant on the vehicle to recover any additional evidence. The car was found in the city of Rochester.

Deputies reviewed footage from multiple surveillance cameras in the area and worked with Rochester Police officers to find the vehicle. The car was described as 'small and sporty,' with a loud muffler that was possibly modified. They say the vehicle also had a gold license plate that began with letters similar to "HUM."

Investigators say the driver of the vehicle was described as a man between the ages of 25-30.

Three other people were in the same vehicle as the off-duty officer. They say no one else suffered injuries.

The name of the officer has not been released.









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