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Rochester man involved in drive-by shooting gets six-year sentence

The second of three men charged in connection with gunfire near a southeast Rochester apartment complex last June was sentenced Monday to more than six years in prison.

Jermaine Liljune Johnson, 21, of Rochester, was ordered to serve 60 months in prison, to be served concurrently with a 75-month sentence he received for an aggravated robbery incident the week after the June 3 shooting.

That was the day an occupied car was shot in the 1900 block of 18 1/2 Street Southeast. Johnson, Todd Lorne Banks, 20, and 23-year-old Joseph Ernest Marshall, all of Rochester, were charged in the crime. No one was injured.

Johnson was convicted of first-degree aggravated robbery and possessing a pistol or assault weapon after a conviction for a crime of violence.

Banks was sentenced Jan. 7 to six months in jail for the incident; a jury trial has been set for Feb. 4 in Marshall's case.


According to court documents, a green car was shot near the entrance to the Hunter's Ridge apartment complex, causing damage to the front passenger side door.

Police received conflicting accounts about what happened, with stories differing on details such as which group actually shot a gun. Casings found at the scene came from two different handguns, investigators determined.

A handgun whose firing pin markings matched rounds found at Hunter's Ridge was located at a residence where Marshall and Johnson were arrested on June 11 for an unrelated incident, according to the complaint.

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