2 Rochester Men Charged After Attempted Robbery Ends in Shooting
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Two Rochester men arrested after two shootings earlier this year are now facing felony charges in connection with a robbery and shooting at a local mobile home park in September.
Criminal complaints filed in Olmsted County Court on Wednesday charge 19-year-old Anthony Lavell Frazier Jr. and 19-year-old Christian Avery Miller with one count each of aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery and aiding and abetting second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. The new charges stem from an incident that occurred on September 22.
Both young men have been in custody since September 29 and were previously charged with attempted murder for their alleged involvement in two shootings in Rochester on September 25. In one case, an empty vehicle parked on Chardonnay Lane Northwest was sprayed with bullets, and the second involved shots being fired at a vehicle on 21st Avenue Southeast that left a person with injuries caused by shattered glass.
The new charges allege they were with a juvenile boy known by the street name T-Glizzy who is accused of attempting to rob a person after arranging to meet the victim at the Oak Terrace Estates Mobile Home Park purportedly to purchase a videogame console. The court document says the victim told investigators that T-Glizzy had a Louis Vuitton cross-body bag where he kept a gun.
The victim stated that when he met the buyers they opened the door of their car and demanded, "give me everything you got." The criminal complaint says the victim refused to hand over his property before he drove away in his car, and in the process, drove over T-Glizzy's foot.
The court document alleges one of the occupants of the other car shot at the victim's car as he was driving away. He had multiple passengers, but no one was wounded by the gunfire.
It also says T-Glizzy was identified by investigators and was taken into custody for questioning. The criminal complaint says the teenager gave a statement and admitted committing the attempted robbery with the other occupants of his car. He also confessed to firing the gun but claimed he did not mean to shoot anybody.
In his statement to investigators, the juvenile defendant also indicated that Miller and Frazier agreed to do the robbery with him. He identified Frazier as the driver of the car and told investigators Miller was the person who handed him the gun and that he returned the weapon to Frazier after the shooting.
The court document says investigators executed a search warrant at a Rochester residence about three weeks after the incident and spoke with a witness. The charges say the adult female admitted to detectives that Miller provided her with two firearms to hide at a storage facility.
The criminal complaint indicates the storage facility was then searched and investigators located a Glock pistol matching the description of the firearm used in the shooting. They also located an "AR-style" rifle.
Both Frazier and Miller are scheduled to appear in court on the charges in January.
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