Shocking moment SUV rolls over and flips into yard during police chase in upstate New York


Shocking moment SUV rolls over and flips into yard during police chase in upstate NY, before two felons aged 19 and 21 bust out through broken windshield and try to flee cops who found ‘illegal’ guns in the car

  • A quiet sunny suburban day is rudely interrupted by two suspects attempting to flee police in Rochester, New York
  • The suspect’s black SUV can be seen clipping another car and flipping over twice as it hurtles towards a front yard narrowly avoiding smashing into a tree
  • The two suspects emerge simultaneously from the windscreen of the flipped over car 
  • Two guns, including a rifle, were found inside the car, police said
  • Despite the dramatic scene, both suspects were treated for minor injuries before being booked on weapons charges

A quiet sunny summer’s day in the suburbs became the setting for the dramatic climax of a police chase this past Wednesday afternoon. 

A video, which came via a Ring doorbell camera, shows a black SUV turning a corner and then flipping over twice as it hurtles to the front yard of a home in Rochester, New York. 

Multiple police vehicles speed toward the crashed vehicle with sirens blaring. 

Shortly after the police show up, two suspects emerge simultaneously from the car, breaking through the shattered windscreen, before trying to flee the scene. 

According to a statement from the Rochester Police Department, the two men are convicted felons Javar Marshall, 21, and Nasir Schifano, 19. 

They’re said to have had two guns in the car with them at the time of the smash, despite being barred from owning weapons because of previous, undisclosed, felony offenses. 

 One of the men is tackled by a uniformed police officer while the other runs out of the picture while being pursued by several cops.

The officers in the video are shown with their guns drawn while a canine unit can also be seen.  

At the time of writing, a Twitter version of the video has been viewed 4.3 million times. 

The black SUV can be seen clipping another car after skidding while turning a corner

The black SUV can be seen clipping another car after skidding while turning a corner

The SUV begins to flip over as it hurtles towards the front yard of a home

The SUV begins to flip over as it hurtles towards the front yard of a home

The incident occurred after cops attempted to pull the car over around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday

The incident occurred after cops attempted to pull the car over around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday

A resident of the home where the crash took place, Sean Irizarry, who was just getting home from work when it all went down, told Rochester First: ‘It looked like a movie, like a scene from a movie.’ 

Irizarry continued: ‘I heard some screeching, so I could hear the car accident, and I ran to the front of the driveway, and that when I (saw) the car flip over right in front of the driveway.’

He added: ‘The police officers pulled up and they came out with their weapons drawn and so that made me want to — well, I just ran away.’   

The press release says that state police and local cops attempted to stop the pair in the North Goodman Street and Central Park Avenue area around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 

The car violently flips as it nearly hurtles straight into a tree

The car violently flips as it nearly hurtles straight into a tree

Miraculously, the SUV didn't violently impact the tree

Miraculously, the SUV didn’t violently impact the tree

Shortly after the car stops rolling, two suspects can be seen emerging from the windshield

Shortly after the car stops rolling, two suspects can be seen emerging from the windshield

A police statement about the incident does not say what initiated the stop

A police statement about the incident does not say what initiated the stop

Within seconds of the car coming to standstill, officers swarm the scene with guns drawn

Within seconds of the car coming to standstill, officers swarm the scene with guns drawn

According to police, both suspects were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals

According to police, both suspects were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals

When the suspects failed to stop, the chase began. The statement does not say what prompted the stop, and there’s no indication the car was stolen.  

Marshall and Schifano were treated for minor injuries at separate hospitals. They were taken into custody without further incident, police said. 

Further investigation found two guns in the car, a rifle loaded with 30 rounds and 9mm Ruger with eight rounds.

Both were booked at Monroe County Jail in Rochester on June 16. They are charged with two counts of the felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. 

Further investigation found two guns in the car, a rifle loaded with 30 rounds and 9mm Ruger with eight rounds

Further investigation found two guns in the car, a rifle loaded with 30 rounds and 9mm Ruger with eight rounds

Both suspects have been booked at a local jail and are facing weapons charges

Both suspects have been booked at a local jail and are facing weapons charges

 Gun violence continues to be a major problem in Rochester. 

The city saw a jump in homicides from 52 in 2020 to 81 in 2021. Last year also saw 300 shootings in the city. 

This past November, the city’s former mayor Lovely Warren declared a state of emergency due to the ‘unprecedented levels’ of gun violence. 

A study found that Rochester had a higher rate of homicides per 100,000 people than New York City, Washington DC and Chicago, reports the Rochester Beacon. 

In April 2022, the city’s Democratic Mayor Malik Evans unveiled a new plan to help curb the violence. 

The Rochester Peace Collective seeks to more funding to organizations that already working in communities where crime is high. 

The mayor said at the launch of the program: ‘The alarming rise in violence here and across the country demands bold and immediate action.  

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