Rochester 18-Year-Old Arrested for Armed Carjacking

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ROCHESTER, NY – An 18-year-old from Rochester has been charged in federal court for an armed carjacking he committed last month.

Jaden Z. Campbell, 18, of Rochester, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with carjacking and possessing, and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case against the man, stated that according to the complaint, in the early morning hours of July 11, Rochester Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Resolute Street and North Clinton Avenue, for a report of an armed robbery and carjacking.

“While en route to the scene, officers saw the vehicle, and a chase ensued, lasting for approximately 27 minutes throughout Rochester, Irondequoit, and Scottsville,” Kocher said in a statement. “The chase ended with a motor vehicle accident on Quaker Road in Scottsville. Campbell exited the vehicle and ran but was taken into custody shortly thereafter.”


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Court records show that the victim told police that while he was at 80 Resolute, Campbell came out from behind a tree with a gun and demanded all of his stuff or he would be shot.

“Campbell then reached into the victim’s pockets and took his car keys. After failing to start the victim’s car, Campbell told the victim to start the car, or he would be shot. Later in the morning, a concerned citizen called 911 to report a handgun in the roadway on Cranbrooke Drive in Irondequoit, one of the streets included in the case.  Officers responded and recovered a 9mm pistol,” court records allege.