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Aries Candler, gunman in July, 2014 shooting and robber, pleads guilty

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

A Rochester teenager pleaded last Wednesday in a case where he was accused of shooting a man in the face near Rochester's north Perkins location in July, 2014.

Aries Candler, 18, pleaded to guilty in Olmsted County Court to aggravated robbery. He also faces an assault with a dangerous weapon charge.

Rochester Police said Candler and another man had met the 20-year-old victim at Perkins for a possible drug deal last July. They went to a nearby neighborhood where the victim was shot in the chin.

Candler disappeared for awhile. After six months of searching for him, police finally got word in January that he was back in town and arrested him.

Court documents show Candler has been released from jail and is scheduled to be sentenced on October 5.

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