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Rochester, NY- Thursday, February 10, 2020, a Monroe County Court Judge Randall sentenced 29- year-old Dvontea Alexander to 50 years to Life in the New York State Department of Corrections after being convicted by a jury of Murder in the 2 nd Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree, Assault in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 2nd Degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree for the murder of Justin McMillan and the attempted murder of two other victims.
On April 12, 2020, Rochester Police Officers were called to Clifford Avenue for reports of fatal gunshots. Justin McMillan was declared dead at the scene. The two other victims were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment.
After a thorough investigation from the Rochester Police Department and the New York State Division of Parole, Dvontea Alexander was identified as an assailant. On April 21, 2020, the SWAT teams from the Rochester Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant, resulting in Dvontea Alexander’s arrest.
The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Perry Duckles.
“I want to thank the Rochester Police Department for leading a thorough investigation that led to today’s sentence,” said Assistant District Attorney Perry Duckles “While the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office agrees with today’s maximum sentence, Justin McMillan will never be able to return to his family. Dvontea Alexander took a young man from his loved ones and nearly killed two others and a life sentence in the New York State Department of Corrections is appropriate for his violent actions.”
“Today’s sentence is appropriate given Dvontea Alexander’s violence actions that turned Easter Sunday into a nightmare for this community,” said District Attorney Sandra Doorley. “It is the hope of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office that Alexander’s living victims can find justice in today’s sentence as they continue to heal from their injuries. Dvontea Alexander will no longer be a threat to our community as he spends the next five decades in the New York State Department of Corrections.”
A Rochester man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting on Clifford Avenue on Easter Sunday. Dvontea Alexander, 27, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, said Deputy Chief Mark Mura of the Rochester Police Department.
Alexander is accused of fatally shooting Justin McMillian, 24, of Rochester on Clifford Avenue, near Portland Avenue, around 1:20 a.m. on April 12, Mura said. McMillian was one of three Rochester men shot at the the scene.
McMillian, who was shot once in the upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The two other men were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. Of the two other shooting victims, one suffered serious injuries and one suffered minor injuries, officers said. Read more
Monroe District Attorney stated:
“Dvontea Alexander turned Easter Sunday into a nightmare for many in this community,” said District Attorney Sandra Doorley. “It is the hope of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office that Alexander’s living victims can find justice in today’s verdict as they continue to heal from their intense injuries. During these violent times in our community, we must do everything in our power to secure justice. Our hearts are with the friends and family of Justin McMillan, who had his life ripped away by Dvontea Alexander.” Dvontea Alexander will b