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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 24-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to 5 years in prison Monday for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Derrel Pruitt pleaded guilty to the felony charge in June, court documents show.

Minneapolis police arrested Pruitt late last year after an officer shot him following a struggle.

On the night of Dec. 6, Pruitt had just dropped a shotgun when officers cornered him. Pruitt then appeared to reach for something in his pocket and that’s when an officer shot him.

Pruitt was a suspect in many robberies, police said.

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