A 28-year-old Rochester man was arrested Tuesday for his alleged involvement in an October shooting at a local fast food restaurant.
Rochester police arrested George Oliver around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at his place of work on South Broadway, Capt. Casey Moilanen said. He was booked at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on charges of felony second-degree assault substantial bodily harm with a dangerous weapon and gross misdemeanor recklessly handle or use a dangerous weapon.
Police said Oliver was involved with Oct. 23 incident at Kentucky Fried Chicken, 717 12th St. SE. Two 16-year-old males were injured.
According to police, a teenager and his friend were at the fast food restaurant getting food and were sitting in a car when someone appeared at the window of the car and started shooting. One was shot in the leg and the other suffered a graze wound.
An off-duty officer happened to be in the area when the shooting occurred, heard the shots and saw a suspect flee on foot. A vehicle also left the scene at a high rate of speed.
Investigators found three spent shell casings at the scene of the shooting.
In June, a 26-year-old Rochester man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a shooting at the same restaurant. In that incident, a 24-year-old man suffered injuries to his shoulder/upper left arm and a graze wound across his chest. Police said at the time it was likely a "drug deal gone bad."
The incidents are not believed to be connected.