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Trial set in Rochester shooting

Gerardo Equivel-Olveda

Stewartville man charged with attempted murder.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017 11:35 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A trial date has been set for a Stewartville man accused of attempted murder.

Rochester police say 23-year-old Gerardo Berenice Esquivel-Olveda drove up to an address on 12th Avenue Southeast on August 15 and shot Kameron Jones in the abdomen. Authorities say Esquivel-Olveda then drove off and was arrested hours later after a brief standoff in Stewartville with law enforcement.

He is pleading not guilty to 2nd degree attempted murder, drive by shooting, and 2nd degree assault. A trial is scheduled to begin April 16, 2018 in Olmsted County District Court.

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