ROCHESTER, Minn. -A 27-year-old was shot in the leg and a 24-year-old is in custody after a late-night shooting Monday night at the Gates of Rochester apartments.
The suspect, Langston Mercedes, of Rochester, is facing charges of second-degree assault and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Police said both individuals were at a family gathering at a grandmother's house when the victim and the suspect went outside and exchanged words.
That's when the suspect fled on foot and the victim went back inside and told people he was shot.
The victim was taken to St. Marys Hospital by ambulance. Officers found Mercedes on 41st. St. at the bridge on Highway 52. A gun that matched the description was found in an overgrown grass area.