1 year stayed sentence for man charged in shooting outside Minneapolis 4th Precinct
A man charged in connection to a July shooting outside the Minneapolis Police Fourth Precinct was sentenced Thursday.
Davion Gaines, 20, was charged with second-degree riot, armed with a dangerous weapon; reckless discharge of a dangerous weapon within a municipality; and being prohibited from owning, possessing, and/or operating a machine gun/short-barreled shotgun.
Gaines entered a guilty plea to the riot charge in exchange for the dismissal of the other charges, according to a plea deal. The deal also says he would be given jail credit for all time served up to the sentencing.
According to court documents, Gaines was sentenced to 12 months and one day, which has been stayed for three years, provided he follow the terms of his probation.
Gaines was charged with two other men—21-year-old Makeiyen Thompson and 29-year-old Troy Teasley—in connection to the shooting.
According to a criminal complaint filed at the time, officers outside the precinct on July 26 reported hearing automatic gunfire at around 12:30 a.m. Officers reported the precinct building, as well as several homes, were struck by bullets.
Officers reported seeing a person who’d been firing a weapon get into a Ford Taurus. The complaint states officers attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Teasley. Eventually, the vehicle stopped in an alley, the front passenger got out, and ran away.
Officers were able to identify the fleeing passenger as Gaines.
The complaint notes that Gaines had a Glock handgun with an extended protruding magazine and a switch that allows the gun to fire fully automatic. The complaint also notes that Gaines had a warrant for a pending drive-by shooting case in Ramsey County.