ROCHESTER – Fort Worth, Texas – A 32-year-old man was charged in Olmsted District Court on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2022, in the shooting of a man in Rochester.
Xavier Lloyd Porter faces a felony charge of shooting at a person with a dangerous weapon. He is currently in custody at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, scheduled to appear before District Judge Lisa Hein on November 1, 2022.
According to the criminal complaint:
On the 18th, Porter was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old Rochester woman who drove her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. 1/2 Avenue Northwest.
The Brooklyn Center man told a Rochester police officer he was in town to visit a child he had in common with the woman Porter was driving.
The woman and the Brooklyn Center man had agreed to a child exchange in the area of the shooting, but when the woman and Porter arrived, Porter began shooting the Brooklyn Center man.
The ex-boyfriend’s car, a 2012 Mercedes-Benz, was hit at least four times, leaving two flat tires and bullet holes on the driver’s side. A vehicle parked nearby was also hit and damaged.
Police searched the area and found 10 bullet casings but no firearms.
The ex-boyfriend fled after the shooting. The woman and Porter returned to her apartment to pick up her child and were stopped by law enforcement.
Porter and the woman initially told police that her ex-boyfriend shot at them, but the woman later admitted that Porter got out of the vehicle and fired the shots. She said she knew Porter had a gun, but denied to law enforcement that she knew the shooting was going to happen.
A pistol was also found in the ex-boyfriend’s vehicle, but the investigation confirmed that it was not the weapon used in the shooting. Ex-boyfriend has a valid firearms permit.
Law enforcement spoke to two witnesses who corroborated the Brooklyn center man’s version of events.
No charges are listed against the woman on the Minnesota court website.