RPD: Officer shoots at woman who refused to drop knife

Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting, after they say a woman threatened another woman with a knife.

When police responded to a home on Garson Avenue just before 7:00 Tuesday night, they say 37-year-old Xiomara Roman-Negroni, of Rochester, was chasing the other woman with a large butcher knife.

When Roman-Negroni ignored commands to drop the knife, Officer Erin Kenny shot at her, but missed.

Court paperwork shows Roman-Negroni and the victim have known each other for 20 years - and this is not the first time Roman-Negroni has confronted the victim.

Starting last August, police say Roman-Negroni accused of the victim of sleeping with her husband. The next month, she confronted the victim for "talking about her" and punched her, pulled her hair and threatened to kill her. She also called the victim repeatedly and left several messages in which she threatened to kill the victim.

On Tuesday night, Roman-Negroni reportedly went over to the victim's house with a knife and waved it around, threatening to kill her.

When police took Roman-Negroni into custody, court paperwork states she "announced to the police that they better keep her in jail because 'when I get out, I will come back and kill [the victim].'"

Roman-Negroni now faces stalking 2nd and menacing 2nd charges.

No one was hurt.

Following protocol, Officer Kenny is on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation. Officer Kenny has been on the force for two years.

Roman-Negroni was arraigned in Rochester City Court and pleaded not guilty. She was sent to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of$10,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off