- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Hennepin County judge has sentenced a 25-year-old man to 18 years in prison for shooting a man at a Minneapolis grocery store.

WCCO-TV reports (https://cbsloc.al/VmcX94 ) the county attorney’s office said Wednesday that Zakaria Yusuf of St. Paul was sentenced for second-degree attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a gun. He was given the maximum state sentence Monday.

Prosecutors say the victim was outside a grocery store in September when Yusuf walked up and shot him several times. Prosecutors say Yusuf is affiliated with Somali gangs in Minneapolis and a gang in St. Paul.

The victim was treated at a hospital and released. Prosecutors say he wouldn’t cooperate with Yusuf’s trial and was placed on electronic home monitoring. They say he’s a member of a Somali gang.

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Information from: WCCO-TV, https://www.wcco.com

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