Teen Sought in Rochester Shooting
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a teenager who is being sought by Rochester police in connection with last week’s shooting near the north Perkins restaurant. The warrant is based on a criminal complaint filed against 17 year old Aries Candler.
The complaint identifies Candler as the person who shot a man during what police say was a drug-related robbery. The complaint says Candler and 18 year old Elijah Golden contacted the victim and two others to buy some marijuana. While the 5 were in a car, Candler pulled out a gun. All five got out of the vehicle and began fighting in the street in the 400 block of 13th avenue northwest. Moments later, a shot rang out and the shooting victim was hit in the chin. A fragment of the bullet also struck his chest. The other two men drove him to St. Mary’s and police were notified. Candler and Golden took off in a car that pulled up during the confrontation. Golden was later apprehended and charged last week.