Man sentenced to 3 years for assault charge stemming from fatal shooting outside of Richfield school
A man involved in a shooting that left a 15-year-old dead and two other teens injured outside of a school in Richfield was sentenced 36 months in prison for second-degree assault Tuesday morning.
Alfredo Rosario Solis, 20, was initially charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault but was acquitted of those charges in February.
Solis was credited for 337 days already served.
Hennepin County Judge Paul Scoggin said to Solis that he is “a very lucky man” after handing down the sentence.
The other defendant, 19-year-old Fernando Valdez-Alvarez, is scheduled to go to trial for one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder on Feb. 13.
According to a criminal complaint, one of the three victims told police he and the two others had followed Solis and Valdez-Alvarez out to the school parking lot the afternoon of Feb. 1. A brief fight broke out in which one student punched Solis, which prompted Valdez-Alvarez to start shooting.
The three students turned away from the gunfire and ran toward the building, while Solis and Valdez-Alvarez fled in an SUV, the complaint states. Other witnesses who were nearby recalled hearing a volley of shots at first and then more shots being fired from the vehicle as it was driving away.
Jahmari Rice, 15, was rushed to Hennepin Healthcare after the shooting but did not survive. A 17-year-old victim was critically hurt, while the third victim, age 19, suffered minor injuries.