UPDATE: Both 23-year-old Victor Miranda and 27-year-old Kristian Miranda are now facing charges of attempted first-degree murder.
Both were allegedly involved in a crash and shooting on South Broadway Avenue in early November.
Previous coverage below.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Rochester man is facing a second-degree assault charge after a crash and alleged shooting on South Broadway Avenue on Sunday night.
Rochester police say the incident started in the Pure Pleasure parking lot in Stewartville. A 21-year-old woman was in a car with two other people and was reportedly meeting up with a friend, 23-year-old Victor Miranda, of Austin. She told police the two exchanged small talk and left on South Broadway Avenue.
The woman noticed near 28th St. SE that a white SUV got in front of her while Miranda’s black Tahoe got behind her, appearing as an attempt to block her in.
When they reached a stoplight, the driver of the SUV reportedly got out and went back near the trunk. The woman worried he was getting a weapon and took off between the vehicles. The drivers of the SUV and Tahoe then reportedly started the chase. Police say all three cars headed down Broadway at 75 to 80 mph at one point and it appeared the two drivers were ramming the victim’s vehicle on purpose.
Officers say shots were fired during this time and investigators later found shell casings, but the victim was able to get to the Law Enforcement Center. Kristian Miranda, 27, was later arrested in a residential area, and police plan to speak to Victor Miranda as a person of interest.
The victim’s car has significant damage and at least one bullet hole, but police say no one was hit.