MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 22-year-old man will spend seven years in prison for shooting a 13-year-old boy in the head during a fight in south Minneapolis last October.

Andrew Townsend pleaded guilty in May to first-degree assault in connection with the incident, which happened Oct. 9, 2017, at the Little Earth housing complex.

andrew townsend Man Gets 7 Years In Shooting Of Boy, 13, At Little Earth

(credit: Hennepin County)

Court documents state Townsend was in a fight at the housing complex minutes before the 13-year-old boy was shot. Townsend was spotted on surveillance video at the scene, holding a gun. Witnesses said they heard a man approach the victim, insult him and shoot him in the head.

The victim survived, but suffered permanent injuries.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Watch & Listen LIVE