Man Charged With 2013 Shooting Sentenced
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and 5 years on probation for a conviction stemming from a shooting outside a local restaurant 2 ½ years ago.
Through a plea agreement, 24-year-old Carlos Rivera Junior admitted to felony charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and second-degree riot. Rivera had faced second-degree assault, driveby shooting, and other charges connected to incident in the early morning of September 29th, 2013. He was arrested shortly after Rochester police responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot at the Perkins restaurant on South Broadway and gunfire erupted as they were arriving at the scene.
No one was hurt, but the restaurant and some other nearby buildings were hit by bullets.
Police say the intended victim of the shooting responded to the gunfire by falling to the ground and pretending he had been hit. He was also arrested for allegedly instigating the fight, which followed a dispute at a local bar.