Minneapolis man sentenced to 7 years for having stolen gun

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for having a stolen gun.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 31-year-old Brandon Xavier Coyour was seen running from an area where gunshots were fired on June 23, 2021. Responding police officers saw him hide a gun in the wheel well of a parked car, then keep running, prosecutors say. He was eventually caught and arrested, and officers recovered the semiautomatic gun he hid.

Authorities also say the gun was found to have been reported stolen a month earlier from Menomonie, Wis.

Coyour’s previous conviction prevents him from legally having a gun or ammunition.

Following his prison term, Coyour will have to serve two years of supervised release.