Richfield man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for arson committed at Target headquarters

A Richfield man was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly three years in prison for conspiring to commit arson at the Target Corporation’s headquarters building last summer.

Court documents indicate that 24-year-old Shador Tommie Cortez Jackson will serve 33 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

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According to court documents, on Aug. 26, 2020, downtown Minneapolis experienced arson, rioting and looting in response to false rumors regarding police involvement in the death of a murder suspect. After the Minneapolis Police Department released video footage demonstrating that the rumor was clearly false, Jackson gathered with other people downtown.

Jackson joined a crowd outside Target Corporation’s headquarters building located at 1000 Nicollet Mall. Jackson used a construction sign to break through the glass doors into the building. After breaching the doors and entering the building, Jackson intentionally set a fire on a counter inside the mailroom. He also attempted to light a second fire in the mailroom on top of the cardboard boxes using a lighter and a bottle of an ignitable liquid.