3 gun-related incidents over the weekend in Rochester

Rochester police had a busy weekend after gun-related incidents.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 11:14 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Three gun-related incidents were reported over the weekend.
Police say they are investigating a report of shots fired Sunday afternoon in the parking lot in John Withers Sports Complex (2021 Mayowood Rd. SW), a report of an 18-year-old female who said someone pointed a gun at her near a stop light at Civic Center Dr. and E. Center St., and an incident where a man was arrested for having a loaded handgun in his back pocket in the 300 block of 1st Ave. SW.
- In the shots fired report at John Withers Spots Complex, a witness saw two cars near each other before she heard a “pop” and saw a female shooting toward a silver car. The witness said the suspect, in a blue 4-door sedan, left the scene followed by the silver car.
The witness described the women involved as around 5-foot-3 in their late teams. Officers found three shell casings at the scene and no victims have come forward.
- Another incident was reported around 2:40 a.m. Saturday when an officer was sitting in the 400 block of 4th St. SEW when a female who was visibly upset approached the vehicle. The woman said she noticed a car following her closely before it pulled alongside her. The woman said a passenger in the vehicle – a black male in a white shirt and his hair in a pony tail – pointed a handgun at her. The victim was able to find the officer as the vehicle followed her.
- A 21-year-old male flagged down an officer around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after being assaulted. Police were talking with the victim when the suspect was pointed out. The man, 28-year-old Michael Lane, was identified and was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest out of Ramsey County.
Lane was found with a loaded handgun in his back pocket. He is facing charges of a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, fifth-degree assault and giving a fake name to police.

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