Rochester police investigating assault with baseball bat


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Police are looking for a third suspect after an alleged assault with a baseball bat on Thursday night left two teen girls hurt.

Officers were dispatched just after 7:30 p.m. to the 1900 block of 8 1/2 St. SE. The caller told police a group of women were fighting in the parking lot, a baseball bat was involved and the windows on the vehicle were smashed.

When officers arrived, everyone involved was gone but officers found evidence of the incident. Shortly after that, 19 and 17-year-old victims contacted police from a separate location. The 19-year-old said she was hit in the head with a baseball bat and the 17-year-old said she was physically assaulted. The 19-year-old sought medical attention at Olmsted Medical Center and the other girl was reportedly not seriously hurt.

Police say the assault took place in and around a vehicle parked in the lot. The 5-year-old child in the vehicle at the time was unhurt.

Three suspects were identified, with two being arrested a few hours later in Oronoco with the assistance of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office.

Aaliyah Angel Moss, 18, of Oronoco, and a 17-year old girl are in custody and could face charges of second-degree assault, third-degree riot, fifth-degree assault, damage to property and disorderly conduct. A third suspect is not in custody but is known to law enforcement.

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