Richard Godbold

CR# 2020-00249478

Deceased Date: 11/08/2020 at 439 Central Ave, Rochester, NY

At about 1:45 am officers were called to 958 North St for the report of a motor vehicle that crashed into a house. When officers arrived they located a car in the basement of the vacant house. RFD extricated the driver and he was the sole occupant from the vehicle. It was discovered he suffered from multiple gunshots wounds and was ultimately identified as 36-year old Richard Godbold. Godbold was transported to URMC where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was shot multiple times.
At around the same time as officers were responding to the motor vehicle accident, an officer heard gunshots come from the area of Central Ave. At the intersection of Ormond St. and Central Ave officers located a crime scene that spanned about a block and a half down both Central Ave and Ormond St. and there was nobody around. The investigation revealed that Godbold and another man were shot as an unsanctioned party in a nearby warehouse was breaking up.

Link to outside articles:

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/crime/2020/11/08/rochester-police-investigates-shooting-incidents-potentially-connected-to-large-party–

https://13wham.com/news/local/two-shot-one-killed-after-crashing-vehicle-in-rochester

https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/two-men-shot-on-central-ave-one-dies-after-crashing-into-house/

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North St car crash