Fifteen Rounds Fired Outside NW Rochester Residence
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester police officers recovered 15 shell casings outside a northwest residence Tuesday night and later arrested a man suspected of being the person who fired the shots.
Captain John Sherwin says numerous shots struck a vehicle in the driveway of the residence located in the 1800 block of 43rd St NW, a few blocks north of Pax Christi Church. Some also hit the residence, which was occupied by three siblings, ages 8, 13 and 15. They were not hurt.
Officers were called to the home around 9:30 and the owner returned and told investigators he suspected the shooter was a man he had a confrontation with a few hours earlier. The 35 year old homeowner says he was in his vehicle at a convenience store when he was confronted by 39 year old Joshua Cunningham. The man says the dispute was about money he owed Cunningham for some stereo equipment. The man says he drove off when Cunningham pointed a handgun at him.
Cunningham had a handgun with him when he was taken into custody around 11:15 near his residence in the 100 block of 11th St NE. Sherwin says that gun was not the one used in the shooting. That weapon was a semi-automatic rifle that police were still searching for at last check.
Cunningham is expected to be charged Thursday.