A 21-year-old year Rochester man was stabbed in the buttocks and another man was arrested late Monday night after police said there was a large fight at a Northwest Rochester apartment complex.
Rochester police were called about 11:35 p.m. to The Gates of Rochester apartment complex, 2015 41st St NW, for a report of about 20 men fighting. A caller reported that someone may have been stabbed and that someone was heard saying they were going to get a gun, Capt. Casey Moilanen said. Callers also reported that vehicles were ramming each other in the parking lot and that two vehicles -- a gray vehicle and a black vehicle -- were trying to leave the area.
When officers arrived, they found the gray vehicle with four people inside. One person, a 25-year-old man sitting in the rear passenger seat, got out of the vehicle and appeared to drop something and kick it under the car, Moilanen said. Police found a gun.
The man, identified as 25-year-old Mohamed Said Mohamed, of Rochester, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a pistol without a permit and fifth-degree controlled substance crime. A small amount of cocaine also was found in the vehicle where he would have been sitting, according to Moilanen.
He was charged in Olmsted County District Court Tuesday morning with three counts of felony fifth-degree controlled substance crimes and a gross misdemeanor charge of carry/posses a pistol without a permit.
Police were called to the Olmsted Medical Center for a report of a stabbing victim shortly after the call to The Gates. A 21-year-old man Rochester man suffered stab wounds to his buttocks area. The man told police he was in an apartment at the complex when he heard a fight outside and went out to break it up and was stabbed.
At the hospital, police also found a black vehicle. A woman in that vehicle, 21-year-old Nyarehr Malith, of Rochester, was arrested on a warrant.
Court records show Malith is charged in Olmsted County District Court with felony third-degree assault and gross misdemeanor third-degree riot for a July 2020 incident. A warrant for her arrest was issued on Jan. 8 after she failed to appear for a hearing the day before. On Tuesday, Judge Christina Stevens ordered Malith released on conditions.
Police said those on scene at the apartment complex were not cooperative, but police do not believe the incident was random. Most of the people who police spoke with were not residents of the apartment complex.