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Criminal history of Marcus Freeman
Rochester, N.Y. --- The man police now have in custody for Wednesdays double shooting on Pullman Avenue was himself a victim in a shooting on the same street months prior.
Marcus Freeman, 26, was taken into custody Thursday evening in Rochester. On Wednesday, Rochester Police suspected Freeman of opening fire on at least four people on Pullman Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Two people were struck in that shooting and one of them, Walesy Alvarez, 27, died Wednesday evening at the hospital. A 34 year-old man who was shot at that scene remains in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
13WHAM News has learned that Freeman was the victim of a May 30 shooting on Pullman Avenue. Court records show that Angel Mateo and Edwin Perez face Assault 2nd Degree charges for allegedly shooting Freeman on that street. Perez also faces a criminal possession of a weapon charge.
Both men were arraigned in Rochester City Court and the cases against them are still pending. Mateos case was waived to a grand jury on June 17th and Perezs case was waived to a grand jury on July 31st.
Rape Indictment: Victim Is A Child
Freeman was also indicted for 1st Degree Rape in June. 13WHAM News has learned the victim in that case is a child under the age of 13. That crime allegedly occurred on or around March 29 and March 30.
At the time of this alleged rape Freeman was still on parole with New York State.
A spokeswoman for The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) informed 13WHAM News that Freeman was taken into custody on April 5 after he reported to his parole officer following a positive drug test.
The DOCCS spokeswoman further explained that Freeman was uncooperative during that meeting with his parole officer and that Rochester Police were called to take him into custody. A technical warrant was issued and Freeman remained in jail until April 24, 2013 when his parole detainer expired.
At that time Freeman was also facing charges stemming from the alleged rape a month prior.
A spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriffs Office confirmed that Freeman posted $20,000 bond on April 24th and was released from jail.
Freemans Prison Sentence
In 2007 Freeman entered New York State Prison and served about three years of a determinate sentence for a criminal possession of a weapon 2nd degree conviction.
He was released from prison in April 2010 but returned in October 2010 because of a parole violation. In October 2011 he was released again and remained on parole through April 24, 2013.
13WHAM News continues to investigate Freemans background and what, if any, link these alleged incidents and crimes share.