Rochester Teen Shooting Case Moved Into Adult Court
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A teenager accused of shooting a man in what Rochester police say was a drug-related robbery last year is now facing prosecution as an adult.
An Olmsted County judge has agreed to move the case of Aries Candler into adult court where he will face a 4 year prison term if convicted. Candler - who will turn 18 in July - is facing aggravated robbery and felony assault charges. During his arraignment, conditional bail was set at $100,000.
Police say Candler and another teenager had met with the shooting victim near the Perkins North store to buy some marijuana. A fight broke out and moments later, a shot was fired and the victim was hit in the chin. Candler and the other teen took off in a car that pulled up during the confrontation.
The other two involved in the incident were also charged. The teenager accused of arranging the meeting was sentenced Thursday for his role. 19 year old Elijah Golden was placed on probation for 10 years.
The man charged with being the getaway driver will be sentenced in May.