Suspect in May 1st Shooting in Albert Lea Arrested Early Sunday Morning

The suspect in a shooting has been arrested in Freeborn County.

The Albert Lea Police Department says 19 year old Javen Moreno, of Albert Lea, was identified and taken into custody just before 1am Sunday after a traffic stop on US Highway 90, west of Bridge Avenue.  Moreno was taken to the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center on charges of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and ineligible person in possession of a firearm.

Moreno was wanted for a May 1st shooting in the 1300 block of Louis Street.  Investigators say a 34 year old man received a gunshot wound in the upper thigh when he tried to intervene in an argument between Moreno and a female.  Court documents state the victim and five witnesses all identified Moreno as the shooter.

The victim was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for treatment.

Albert Lea Police say the capture of Moreno is “due in no small part to partner ships among the U.S. Marshalls, MN State Patrol, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and the Albert Lea Police Department.”