Second Suspect Pleads Guilty in Rochester Driveby Shooting Case
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A second Rochester man has admitted being involved in a driveby shooting last summer.
18-year-old Paul Rios has entered a guilty plea to second-degree assault through a plea agreement that converted a count of driveby shooting into the felony assault charge. The plea deal also authorized his release without bail until his sentencing in April. Court records indicate his bail was previously set at $500,000.
Rios was among the four people arrested as suspects in the case. 18-year-old Lebron Giwa previously pleaded guilty to a second-degree assault charge and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month. The two other suspects were juvenile boys.
According to the criminal complaint, Rios was the driver of one of the cars used in a drive-by shooting on the night of August 31 in the 2800 block of Northern Valley Drive Northwest. The court document also indicates a witness identified Rios as one of the shooters.
The charges alleged the shooting followed a fight that occurred in the parking lot at the nearby Bowlocity Entertainment Center that was connected to an earlier confrontation at Century High School. No one was injured, but Rochester police indicated up to 30 shots were fired and bullets struck a nearby apartment building and two vehicles.
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