Home of Shooting Rented Illegally, City Revokes Landlord's License After Complaints

September 19, 2017 12:21 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The Rochester City Council voted Monday night to revoke the property license of landlord Shannon Johnson based off of a number of disturbances.

Johnson owns and rents out 1120 4th Street southeast in Rochester. The council pointed out that he’s been illegally renting the building for months.


Police have received 80 calls to the home since March 10, 2016. One of those included a shooting that occurred in mid-August that sent a man to the hospital.

For more than an hour, people from the neighborhood came forward about problems they've been experiencing with that house for years.

Residents complained of alleged drug dealing and loud parties.

“Over the years, now people are driving up purchasing,” a concerned neighbor said. “One big thing that was just pointed out was the shooting. “My wife and 2-year-old were outside. “Something's got to happen, or something's going to happen."

The council voted to revoke the landlord's license for two years but said they will revisit it in a year if he submits paperwork and abides by the conditions set by the council.

However, for now, that means his current tenants have to leave and he cannot rent that property to anybody else.


Elise Romas

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