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Update: Fourth person arrested in connection to last month's shooting

Update: Fourth person arrested in connection to last month's shooting

Authorities say three people are in custody in connection to last month's home invasion and shooting in Rochester.

Vondale Kincaide, 37, was arrested earlier this week by U.S. Marshals. He is accused of entering the home, located in the 3800 block of 14th Avenue NW, and demanding marijuana.

Police say Kincaide shot the homeowner, later identified as 30-year-old Andrew Wieners, after he initially refused to turn over the pot. Authorities later discovered a grow operation in Wieners' basement.

Left to right: Abrams, Kincaide and White

Antonyo White, 24, and Dion Abrams, 32, were also arrested as co-conspirators in the incident. Authorities say Kincaide met up with Abrams the morning of the shooting at a barbecue in the Twin Cities. The two individuals then traveled down to Rochester to meet up with White, a friend of Wieners who apparently knew about the grow operation.

Both Kincaide and White are in custody in Olmsted County, while Abrams is being held in Hennepin County.

While Kincaide was the only person who entered the home, all three individuals face a slew of felony charges for their roles in the home invasion.

Authorities say Kincaide was released from prison the morning of the shooting. Court records show he had been serving time for making terroristic threats during a domestic incident.

Kincaide told investigators that he shot Wieners in the leg because he was "afraid" of what he may do. He said that he didn't want to kill Wieners, but he needed to "calm him down."

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.

Update: Police announced on Friday that a fourth person, 28-year-old Walter Abrams of Minneapolis, was taken into custody on Thursday as a co-conspirator in the incident. Authorities say Walter Abrams is the brother of both Antonyo White and Dion Abrams.


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