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Minneapolis man pleaded not guilty to July shooting in downtown Rochester

Minneapolis man pleaded not guilty to July shooting in downtown Rochester Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.

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Updated: September 17, 2021 07:54 AM
Created: September 16, 2021 06:16 PM

(ABC 6 News) - One of the two men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Rochester man entered a not guilty plea Thursday.

Nautica Cox, 22 of Minneapolis, is charged with three counts of aiding an abetting a second-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm.

Authorities said on June 6, Cox and Derrick Days, 28 of South St. Paul, shot two men on June 6 near the parking ramp on 1st Avenue and 3rd Street around 2:30 a.m. 

28-year-old Todd Lorne Banks Jr. was killed and another 28-year-old man from Rochester suffered critical injuries. Rochester Police said at least 5 people were playing dice on the sidewalk when a physical fight broke out and the two men began shooting.

Days is charged with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm. Days has not entered any pleas and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 21.

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