MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A district judge sentenced a 20-year-old Brooklyn Park man to five years in prison for assaulting two people with a gun and shooting one at a Spring Lake Park motel last August, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office said.

Judge James Cunningham sentenced Pierre Tyshuan Henderson to 60 months in prison after Henderson pleaded guilty to second-degree assault on April 9.

The assault happened on Aug.19, 2011, at the Hi Way House Motel. Police responded to the scene after calls came in, saying there had been multiple shots fired.

When officers arrived, they entered a room at the motel and found a man — later identified as 20-year-old Marcus Hallmar — on the floor. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to a criminal complaint. Hallmar’s wounds were not life-threatening.

A 19-year-old woman and 20-year-old man were also inside the room at the time of the shooting. The woman told police she thought the men who entered the room were friends of Henderson, her ex-boyfriend.

Three men entered the room, one with a gun, and were prepared to shoot Hallmark, because Henderson was upset with the woman over their relationship, the complaint says.

Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo said “a bad combination of jealousy, guns and tempers led to a dangerous situation where someone was almost killed.”

When the men entered the room, the woman ran to the bathroom for safety. Shots rang out, then the men opened the bathroom door and shot at the woman before fleeing the scene.

The woman later told police that Henderson was one of the three men who went into the room during the shooting, but that his younger brother was the man with a gun, who did the shooting.

The woman, who is the mother of Henderson’s child, said she heard Henderson tell his accomplices to “smoke” and “blaze” them, the attorney’s office said.


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