Alleged Gunmen Charged in Rochester Apartment Shooting
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Olmsted County Attorney’s office filed charges Friday against two men accused of opening fire at each other during a shooting last month at a southeast Rochester apartment complex.
Rochester Police announced the arrests of two of the shooting suspects on Friday. The men are accused of exchanging gunfire in the parking lot of the Quarters Apartments at 842 21st Ave. Southeast during a Halloween party near the RCTC campus on the night of October 27.
One of the bullets fired during the shooting entered a vehicle and hit a 20-year-old woman near her eye. Rochester Police Captain Casey Moilanen had previously described the wound as non-life-threatening.
18-year-old Aaron Armond Caradine of Rochester is the man accused of firing the shot that injured the young woman. He was charged Friday with one count of first-degree assault, a count of drive-by shooting towards a person and second degree assault.
Rochester Police say a man in the vehicle with the woman who was shot fired back at Caradine but did not hit anything. He’s identified as 21-year-old Daniel Ray Young Jr. of Stewartville and is now facing a drive-by shooting charge.
Both men were apprehended on Thursday and are scheduled to be formally arraigned in Olmsted County Court on Monday morning.
Rochester Police Captain Casey Moilanen says more arrests are possible. He said Friday investigators are still trying to determine who fired a shot in a hallway outside of the unit where the party was taking place.
Police say two other buildings were also hit by gunfire during the shooting. One of the rounds entered a bedroom but no one was injured.
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