A Rochester teenager charged with shooting his father in the leg at a Northwest Rochester apartment complex pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to assault.

Colby James Cleveland, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Olmsted County District Court to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. He had also been charged with second-degree attempted murder. He has been held on $500,000 conditional bail since his first court appearance March 24, 2021.

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Rochester police were called just after 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, to Essex Park Apartments, 1027 41st St. NW, for a report of a shooting.

Officers followed a trail of blood to an apartment, where they found a 49-year-old man standing in the doorway bleeding heavily from his left leg, according to the criminal complaint. The man identified Cleveland as his son and the shooter.

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Cleveland was not at the apartment complex when officers arrived. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he turned himself into law enforcement less than a week after the incident.

Cleveland is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Carmaine Sturino on Jan. 10, 2022.