Man Pleads Guilty to Shootout Near North Minneapolis Taco Bell

Man Pleads Guilty to Shootout Near North Minneapolis Taco Bell Photo: KSTP/File

January 02, 2018 03:51 PM

A Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two charges in connection to a shootout near a North Minneapolis Taco Bell, according to a release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Tyler Schlotfeldt-Gidney, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and second-degree riot. He pleaded guilty right as a jury selection was about to begin.


Schlotfeldt-Gidney is expected to be sentenced on March 7. Prosecutors plan to seek a mandatory minimum of three years in prison.

The shooting occurred Nov. 15 in a parking lot near a Taco Bell on West Broadway Avenue. Employees at the restaurant said they witnessed two men shooting at each other. Police later located 25 discharged cartridges.

During his plea Schlotfeldt-Gidney admitted to shooting a handgun at another man, but said he fired several shots in the air. He also said the other man pulled a gun on him first.


Ben Rodgers

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