Rochester Man Arrested After Witness Tripped Him
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man is facing a second-degree assault charge for allegedly pointing a gun at a group of people in downtown Rochester early Friday.
The criminal complaint against 21-year-old Shan Fiorenza says a Rochester police officer on routine patrol witnessed the incident and was able to arrest the man due to the actions of a citizen. The court document indicates Fiorenza was running away from the officer when a person who witnessed what was happening stuck out his foot and tripped him.
The officer indicated he came upon a group of people engaged in a verbal altercation at the corner of South Broadway and 3rd Street Southeast when he saw a man remove a handgun from his waistband and point the weapon at the group of people he had been arguing with. The charges state Fiorenza then placed the gun back in his waistband and fled on foot when he was confronted by the officer.
He was also charged with fleeing police. Conditional bail for Fiorenza was set at $20,000.