Rochester Shooting Brings Prison Sentence
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - One of the men involved in a shooting that occurred in broad daylight along in North Broadway in Rochester last spring was sentenced to prison on Thursday.
29-year-old Kaiser Nur was among the 3 men accused of being involved in the shooting, which occurred just days after shots were fired at a group of young men while they were being chased through the parking lot at a popular Rochester restaurant during the lunch hour. Nur was sentenced to 7 years in prison. It matched the sentence given to 27-year-old Abdulkadir Abukar after both men pleaded guilty last fall to drive-by shooting charges through a plea agreement that resulted in the dismissal of attempted murder and second-degree assault charges.
Abukar and Nur, along with 25-year-old Abdirahman Abdullahi, were arrested in May after multiple gunshots were fired at a 36-year-old man’s car as he was attempting to get away from the shooters at an intersection near the North Broadway McDonald’s restaurant. The case against Abdullahi is pending.
Nur has the distinction of also being the victim of a shooting. After his arrest, police reported Nur had been shot in the back of the head years ago, and although he survived, he lost an eye as a result of the nearly fatal incident. Nur has previously served time in prison for two violent crimes in 2009, including an attempted murder case.
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