Man charged in 2019 Red Wing shooting pleads guilty to assault

A man charged in connection to a shooting in Red Wing last year has pleaded guilty to assault.

According to court records, 20-year-old John Charles Roberts entered the plea to one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. He was also initially charged with first-degree and second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.

Red Wing shooting suspect charged with attempted murder, assault

Red Wing police officers were called to the area of Launa Avenue and Burton Street at about 2:45 a.m. on May 21, 2019, on a report of a man shot in the neck. When they arrived at the scene, officers were approached by two men, one of whom had been shot.

Later that day, police arrested Roberts, stating they believe he fired multiple shots from an upstairs front window at his home while the victim was sitting in a car in the driveway. The victim was moving and didn’t appear to be seriously injured, police noted when they arrived.

Roberts’ sentencing is set for Nov. 18.