Rochester shooting victim identified as son of retired local judge
The Rochester Police Department has identified Wednesday's shooting victim as 30-year-old Andrew Wieners.
Wieners was shot in the knee by a home intruder after initially refusing to give the suspect marijuana. Authorities discovered a grow operation in Wieners' basement while investigating the shooting.
Officers executed a search warrant at Wieners' residence, located in the 3800 block of 14th Avenue NW, on Thursday. Authorities declined to say how much pot was confiscated.
Wieners, who was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, is expected to face felony charges related to the marijuana bust. According to police, his fiancée and three children were home at the time of the shooting.
His father, the Honorable Joe Wieners, was a judge in the area for 24 years before retiring in 2013. He served on the bench in Olmsted County for 21 of those years; Dodge County for the final three.
The shooting suspect is still at large. He's described as a black male, about 6'4", between 240-250 pounds. He has short black hair and was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Rochester & Olmsted County at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.