Man sentenced for running over 4 people outside Minneapolis nightclub

Man sentenced for running over 4 people outside Minneapolis nightclub Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

Updated: July 31, 2020 02:22 PM
Created: July 31, 2020 01:58 PM

A man charged with running over multiple people outside of a nightclub in Minneapolis last October has been sentenced.

According to court records, 24-year-old Eduardo Morales was sentenced to eight years in prison.


Morales pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of first-degree assault and three counts of second-degree assault.

Police responded to a call of a vehicle running over multiple people outside Rouge at The Lounge nightclub at about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 18.

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Officers found four victims outside the club, including one who was bleeding from his ears and was unresponsive, a criminal complaint states.

Several witnesses told police the suspect and his friend got in a fight with others from the nightclub on the street outside the club. After the fight was broken up, witnesses told police Morales told his friend, "Give me your keys," got into a white Mercedes and drove away from the fight, the complaint states. He then suddenly reversed the vehicle, running over four people.

One witness told police Morales was driving 50 to 60 miles per hour.

After running over the four people, he continued in reverse toward N. Second Avenue and Fifth Street, and then drove forward, running over at least two of the victims again, according to the complaint. Morales later turned himself in to the police.

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