ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A 33-year-old man was arrested in Rochester on Thursday morning, July 23, on a warrant in connection to an attempted homicide.
The Rochester Police Department and the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office's Emergency Response Unit assisted the Minneapolis Police Department with the apprehension and arrest of a 33-year-old man in the 1200 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast in Rochester.
Capt. Casey Moilanen said in an email that Sidney Rawls, 33, was arrested on a warrant that was issued in connection with an attempted homicide investigation.
A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County on June 30 alleges that Rawls shot a woman multiple times on June 20 in the 1100 block of Olson Memorial Highway in Minneapolis. Police found six 9 mm discharged cartridge casings in the area around where the woman was found in her front yard.
Despite multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen, the woman was able to identify the man who shot her as Rawls, according to court documents. At the time the criminal complaint was filed, the woman was hospitalized and the long-term extent of her injuries was unknown.
Rawls is charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm-conviction or adjudicated delinquent for a crime of violence.
Rochester police gave Rawls' birthday as in August of 1986, but a register of actions lists Rawls' birthday as in August of 1984. In the criminal complaint, Rawls' birthday is listed as August of 1986.