No connection between gas station shooting suspect, victim, police say
(ABC 6 News) Rochester police have not found a connection between Lionell Bailey, the man accused of firing at a man walking through the pumps at a Holiday gas station June 15, and the Rochester man who was his alleged target.
There was no previous relationship or incident between the two, Capt. Casey Moilanen with RPD said.
Bailey was arrested Friday, June 17, in Winona.
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He is awaiting arraingnment and faces charges of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree assault, and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Law enforcement discovered a second gun, which was not used in the Wednesday shooting, in the Winona apartment where Bailey was found, Moilanen said.
Bailey was located because of the large number of resources RPD put on the case, Moilanen said.
One element in his discovery was that Bailey, a predatory offender, had visited Rochester police to update his address early Wednesday, and there was security footage of him at the time.
He allegedly wore the same outfit in the security footage of the gas station shooting Wednesday night, Moilanen said.