UPDATE: More information is released about the shooting in northwest Rochester. The shooting happened around 8:48 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 19th Avenue Northwest and 41st Street Northwest, near Madonna Towers.
According to the Rochester Police, the victim had set up a 14-year-old babysitter to watch the kids Tuesday night. When the mother of the babysitter dropped the her off, the victim went out to greet them.
While the three were talking outside the car, they heard gun shots. The victim told police he felt a pain in his chest. The three people dove into the car for protection. The car the suspect was in continued on 19th Ave. while still firing more shots.
Police said, in total, there were 20 shots fired. Six to seven of those went into the victims car. Officers later found bullets that traveled 600 yards into a home and garage owned by an older couple.
When the shooting was over, the victim ran into his home to find his kids. Officers arrived shortly after. When officers arrived, they found the victim had been shot in the center of the chest but was still able to talk. The victim told officers that the suspect was his neighbor 35-year-old Roderick Miguell Malone, of Rochester. Officers then went next door and found Malone on his patio in only his boxers. He was arrested without incident.
While searching Malone's home, officers found a 9mm handgun.
Malone is being held at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center and could face charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other weapons offenses.
Also during the investigation, RPD learned that earlier this year, the two men were acquainted with each other. However, the victim told police he stopped communicating with Malone because he felt uncomfortable.
Rochester Police have arrested a man accused of shooting and critically injuring another man in northwest Rochester Tuesday night.
Officers responded at about 8:48 p.m. to the area of 19th Avenue Northwest and 41st Street Northwest, near Madonna Towers, after getting reports that multiple shots were fired, according to police. When they arrived, they found a 30-year-old Rochester man with a gunshot wound to the chest along 19th Avenue Northwest, where there are apartments.
Several witnesses told officers they heard six, seven or more gunshots, according to Sgt. Aaron Penning with the Rochester Police Department.
Police believe the shots were fired in the parking lot area of the apartments, and that several vehicles were hit, said Sgt. Penning. One of the cars that was damaged was driven to Madonna Towers across the street. It belonged to the victim or "associates of the victim," Sgt. Penning said.
Officers then quickly arrested the alleged shooter nearby at 1860 41st St. NW. Police have identified the suspect as 35-year-old Roderick Miguell Malone, of Rochester. Malone is being held at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center and could face charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other weapons offenses.
Police said as of Tuesday night, the victim was in critical condition at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. His name has not been released, but Sgt. Penning said he does have children that are being care for.
Sgt. Penning said the motive of the shooting remains under investigation. Police do not believe there were any other suspects involved.
Officers remained at the scene late Tuesday night to process evidence and await search warrants. Police are expected to provide an update Wednesday morning.