Suspect Wanted in Shooting Outside Rochester Gas Station Arrested
Officers were called to the Holiday store at the intersection of Broadway and 7th St NW around 12:45 am and were told by witnesses that 3 to 8 shots were fired. Police Capt. Casey Moilanen said the shots were fired from inside a vehicle at a man who was walking through the parking lot. As the man fled on foot, more shots were fired in his direction.
During the investigation, the Rochester Police Department identified the shooter as 38-year-old Lionell Bailey. Law enforcement learned the suspect may have been in the Winona area.
RPD worked with the Winona Police Department, Southeast Minnesota Violent Crimes Enforcement Team, and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to arrest Bailey.
Bailey is being held on charges of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree assault, and reckless discharge of a firearm.
“Multiple agencies and teams, including RPD’s Major Crimes Unit, Criminal Interdiction Unit, and Technology Forensics Unit, demonstrated exemplary collaboration to quickly find the suspect,” Police Chief Jim Franklin said.
No one was injured in the shooting, but a residence was struck by two bullets.