Pair From Stewartville Charged With Rochester Shooting
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A man and woman from Stewartville have been formally charged in connection with a shooting in Rochester on Tuesday that left a 23-year-old man in critical condition.
22-year-old Gerardo Esquivel-Olveda was formally arraigned Thursday on 2nd degree attempted murder, 2nd degree assault and a driveby shooting charge for allegedly shooting Kameron Jones in the abdomen during an altercation outside a home in the 1100 block of 4th street southeast near St. Francis Catholic Church. Police say the two men, and others, had been involved in an ongoing dispute connected to 21-year-old
Artisha Blackman, who is facing a charge of aiding an offender. Police say she was in the car with Olveda when the shooting took place.
Olveda was arrested about an hour after the shooting at a residence in Stewartville, while Blackman was taken into custody the following day.
Conditional bail for Olveda was set at $200,000, while Blackman’s was set at $25,000 dollars. Both are due back in court on August 30th.