Shooting Related Conviction Leads to Prison For Rochester Man
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man who was accused of a shooting last fall outside a southeast Rochester restaurant is headed to prison.
29-year-old George Oliver was sentenced this morning in Olmsted County Court to five years in prison for his conviction on a felony charge involving the illegal possession of a firearm and/or ammunition. He entered a guilty plea to the charge in January through an agreement that led to the dismissal of two counts of second-degree assault.
Oliver was accused of shooting and wounding two teenagers, who were in a car in the parking lot at the Kentucky Fried Chicken location along 12th Street Southeast. Rochester police initially identified him as the getaway driver in the case but later stated that was a mistake and Oliver was named as the suspected shooter.
The man charged with being the getaway driver is due in court later this month for an evidentiary hearing. 30-year-old Luke Giwa is facing two counts of aiding and abetting second-degree assault.