Man sentenced to 20 years in fatal north Minneapolis shooting

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to two decades in prison for the fatal shooting of a woman in February.

Court documents show 40-year-old Tyrone Edward Maddox was sentenced to 20 years (240 months) at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. He was also given credit for 100 days served.

His sentencing comes after he pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder last month, and a separate second-degree murder charge and a charge of illegal possession of a firearm were dismissed.

County attorney: Man charged in fatal north Minneapolis shooting

Police were called just before 6:22 a.m. on Feb. 28 to the 3200 block of Logan Avenue North on the report of a shooting. There, officers found a woman face-down in the road. She was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to a criminal complaint, surveillance video from the area showed the victim walking toward a vehicle. The suspect was seen getting out of the passenger side of the car and approached the victim behind the vehicle. The victim was then seen falling to the ground. The suspect then ran back to the passenger seat and the car drove away from the scene.

Maddox was later arrested in downtown Minneapolis. The complaint states Maddox claimed he was drunk at the time and didn’t mean to shoot the woman.