Minneapolis man sentenced to 9 years in prison for possessing gun as a felon

A Minneapolis man, 33-year-old Johnnie Lamar Haynes, was sentenced to 115 months in prison on Friday for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

A news release from the Department of Justice states that Haynes was convicted of one count of possessing a firearm as a felon and one count of possessing ammunition as a felon on Aug. 3, 2021.

The trial cited evidence from Minneapolis police officers who responded to a shooting at a gas station near Lowry and Logan Avenues North in Minneapolis on Aug. 5, 2019.

Police said they found 11 spent shell casings when they arrived.

Officers then looked at surveillance footage that showed Haynes interacting with two men inside the gas station.

The news release states that the two men left in a vehicle but returned and circled the block minutes later before returning to the gas station. Haynes then opened fire on the vehicle as it drove off again.

A business nearby was struck by multiple rounds of gunfire. Surveillance footage from the business shows its employees ducking for cover from the gunshots.