Rochester Man Sentenced for Murdering Man 3 Years Ago
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man was sentenced this morning to 17 1/2 years in prison for murdering a man and leaving another man critically wounded.
23-year-old Ty Jhuan Anderson was given the 210-month prison sentence for his conviction on a second-degree intentional murder charge. He was also given concurrent sentences of 134 months and 60 months in prison for his convictions on a first-degree assault charge and for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Anderson entered guilty pleas to the charges through a plea agreement just before his trial was scheduled to begin in April.
Anderson was accused of opening fire in the hallway at the Village of Essex Park Apartment Complex on October 30, 2020. 18-year-old Mikayal Gordon a Rochester was fatally wounded by the gunfire and a 20-year-old man suffered critical injuries. The criminal complaint indicated the shooting occurred during a confrontation that was witnessed by a person who identified Anderson as the shooter.
The court document also indicated Anderson was in a vehicle that was stopped by Rochester police shortly after the shooting was reported. The officer involved in the traffic stop described Anderson as "belligerent and appeared to be intoxicated."
The evidence against Anderson also included Snapchat videos taken at a party in the apartment complex that showed Anderson drinking heavily and brandishing a pistol that appeared to be identical to a gun that was found outside the apartment building following the deadly shooting.
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