CORRECTION: Trial for Rochester Shooting Suspect Scheduled to Begin Today
Correction: A previous version of this story contained incorrect information. It stated an arrest warrant had been issued for Gerardo Esquivel-Olveda and Artisha Blackman, but KROC-AM News has since learned the warrant was issued for a witness in the case. We apologize for the erroneous report and any resulting misunderstandings.
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A jury trial is scheduled to get underway today in Olmsted County Court for a Stewartville man and a Rochester woman charged in connection with a shooting in Rochester last summer that left a man in critical condition.
23-year-old Gerardo Esquivel-Olveda is accused of shooting 23-year-old Kameron Jones in the abdomen during an altercation outside a home along 4th Street Southeast near St. Francis Church on August 15th. He is charged with 2nd-degree attempted murder, 2nd-degree assault, and a drive-by shooting charge. The police reports on the shooting indicated it stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the two men that was connected to a 22-year-old Artisha Blackman, who was later charged with aiding an offender.
An arrest was issued earlier this week for a key witness in the case and court records show it was served yesterday on the alleged victim of the shooting.
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