Jury convicts second Truck Park bar shooter of murder and attempted murder
A Ramsey County jury has convicted the second man charged in connection to the 2021 mass shooting at a St. Paul bar.
A day after getting the case, jurors found 34-year-old Terry Lorenzo Brown guilty of second-degree murder and four counts of attempted second-degree murder for the shooting that killed 27-year-old Marquisha Wiley and left more than a dozen other people injured at Seventh Street Truck Park bar. He was also convicted of an illegal gun possession charge.
Brown’s trial started Monday of last week and, after a week of testimony, the jury received the case at around noon on Tuesday. They resumed deliberations at 9 a.m. Wednesday and reached a verdict at around 1 p.m.
Prosecutors say Brown and Devondre Phillips, who was tried and convicted of attempted murder in February, had a shootout in the bar and showed “a complete disregard for everyone else inside the bar that night.”
Brown’s attorney argued that Brown acted in self-defense after Phillips fired at him.
“We know this will not bring our KiKi back nor will it take away the pain from all the victims but we truly hope everyone affected that night can finally close this chapter to their nightmare and begin to heal. Our family can finally begin to celebrate our KiKi’s life. We miss her tremendously,” Beth Wiley, Marquisha Wiley’s mother, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.
Phillips is scheduled to be sentenced next week. Brown’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 8.
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