June 19, 2017 12:35 PM
A man who pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder charges in a shooting at the Burnsville Dollar Tree last November was sentenced Monday to 390 months or 32.5 years in prison.
Grant David Hendrickson, 28, pleaded guilty on June 6 to one count of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder with intent to kill.
The shooting left 69-year-old Donald Joseph Hortsch dead, and the other victim, who is now 27, paralyzed below the waist.
The shooting happened shortly after noon. Hortsch was a customer in the store, and the other victim was believed to be an acquaintance of a store employee.
Hendrickson said in an interview with police that he acted in "self-defense" and was jumped by six men and "hit" one of them.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said in a statement on June 6, "We are pleased to have brought this man to justice for this violent and senseless crime."
Hendrickson will serve his sentences concurrently for the charges.
Updated: June 19, 2017 12:35 PM
Created: June 19, 2017 12:21 PM
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