Man Sentenced in West St. Paul Bar Shooting
A 25-year-old St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in connection to the shooting of a 28-year-old man at Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul last November.
Stanaley Yoeun was sentenced to 225 months in prison Wednesday, the Dakota County Attorney's Office says. In June, a jury convicted Yoeun of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
The victim was shot in the chest. The bullet lacerated the his liver, collapsed his lung and damaged his diaphragm, causing significant internal bleeding, the attorney's office says. After undergoing surgery, he remained unconscious for two weeks. It took him several months to recover from the gunshot injuries.
The attorney's office says the investigation revealed that the victim had been dating Yoeun's former girlfriend at the time of the shooting.