Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatal downtown Minneapolis shooting

A Brooklyn Park man has been sentenced in a fatal shooting that left a 20-year-old Columbia Heights man dead in July in downtown Minneapolis.

Court records indicate Troy Lierre Fowler, 31, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for the shooting death of Mohamed Hussein Hassan.

According to the criminal complaint, on July 17, Minneapolis police responded to the area of a parking ramp east of Hennepin Avenue South in the 3300 block of Sixth Street South in downtown Minneapolis on a report of a gunshot fired.

A responding officer located a man who’d been shot in the back lying on the ground near the mouth of the parking ramp. The suspect, later identified as Fowler, ran from the scene after firing one gunshot. A nearby officer saw Fowler flee the area, and she pursued him. He was eventually caught near a pillar in a parking lot.

The victim, later identified as Hassan, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and was shortly thereafter pronounced dead.

Surveillance video of the incident was captured and confirmed what happened. Fowler also admitted to shooting Hassan.