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UPDATE: Police identify man killed in early morning shooting in Downtown Rochester

Updated: June 07, 2021 05:11 PM
Created: June 06, 2021 09:15 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- The Rochester Police Department has identified the man who died as 28-year-old Todd Lorne Banks Jr.


Two men, from outside the Rochester area, are facing second-degree murder charges following a deadly shooting early Sunday morning in downtown Rochester.

Rochester Police said at least 5 people were playing dice on the sidewalk near the parking ramp on 1st Avenue and 3rd Street around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when a physical fight broke out and two men began shooting.

Police said one man died after being shot. His name is expected to be released following an autopsy on Monday.

RPD said the other victim, a 28-year-old man from Rochester, was listed in critical condition at the last check.

An on-duty police officer was near the area when the shooting happened and was able to apprehend one of the alleged shooters, 22-year-old Nautica Cox of Robbinsdale.

The second suspect, 28-year-old Derrick Days of South Saint Paul, was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Sunday after he was seen leaving an apartment complex in southeast Rochester.

Both men are facing second-degree murder charges.

RPD said the shooting was caught on surveillance video from the downtown Rochester area.

Police were able to locate the gun Cox allegedly used in the shooting.

Search warrants were executed for several apartments and vehicles in the area, but police were unable to locate the gun they said Days used in the shooting.

It's unknown where the gun may have been put. RPD is asking the public to keep an eye out for that gun. If anyone finds it, police said it should not be touched and RPD should be contacted immediately.


Around the time bars are closing in Downtown Rochester, a shooting incident occurred.  Several people witnessed the event including an on-duty Rochester Police officer.

Rochester Police released a statement around 9:00 a.m. Sunday and said that the on-duty officer ran after one of the shooters and apprehended him following a brief foot chase.  This happened around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, at the corner of First Ave. SW and Third St. SW.

Other officers arrested a second shooter a short time later.  Police said there are no other suspects in this incident.

Police are also reporting that a 28-year-old Rochester man died at the scene, and a 28-year-old Rochester man was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys with life-threatening injuries.


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