3rd Man Found Guilty in Downtown Minneapolis Shooting that Injured 6

Maurice Carter and Detroit Davis-Riley of Minneapolis Photo: Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Maurice Carter and Detroit Davis-Riley of Minneapolis

August 12, 2016 06:15 PM

A third man has now been found guilty in connection to a shooting in downtown Minneapolis that injured six people.

Twenty-six-year-old Maurice Carter of Minneapolis was found guilty of five counts of assault and one count of reckless discharge of a firearm. He’s expected to be sentenced to 10 years in prison on Sept. 16.


Two other suspects were involved in the shooting; Detroit Davis-Riley pleaded guilty in April, and DeMarco Gunn pleaded guilty in March.

The shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, near Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue.

According to the criminal complaint, officers saw Carter shoot multiple rounds from a semi-automatic handgun in the direction of the intersection. Police say there were at least 50 people on the sidewalk, light rail station and street at the time, and six people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Police say Carter “calmly turned and walked away” after the shooting and was arrested by officers.

Police then saw Davis-Riley holding a handgun. They say he fled into a nearby alley and was arrested. Surveillance video showed both Carter and Davis-Riley firing their weapons, according to the complaint.

Police say Gunn was one of the people injured in the shooting, but he was unwilling to give police information about how he was hurt. During the investigation, police reviewed video from the incident and say Gunn was seen running east along Fifth Street and firing back to the west, where the group of people was standing along with Carter and Davis-Riley.


Jennie Lissarrague

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