MONROE COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Zahr Butler of Rochester, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Friday morning fatal shooting in Monroe County.

Butler, 21, was killed in a shooting near Rochester early Friday morning.


According to reports, Butler was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Ok Terrace near the Avenue D Recreation Center in Rochester around 1 a.m.

Police say, the deadly incident occurred after officers disbursed a large gathering in the area.

Butler was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

No suspect or motive information was provided by police.

Anyone with possible information should call 911.


Geo quick facts: Monroe County is a county in the Finger Lakes region of New York, in the United States. The county is along Lake Ontario’s southern shore. As of 2019, Monroe County’s population was 741,770, a decrease since the 2010 census. Its county seat and largest city is the city of Rochester – Wikipedia.