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Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls.


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls …


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

D.A. says no charges in deadly attempted home invasion case – WITN

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Onslow County’s district attorney says there will be no charges brought against a resident who shot and killed a would-be home invader earlier this week.

Stacey Ross, Jr.

Stacey Ross, Jr., 20, was killed Tuesday night after police say he and four others tried to force their way into a man’s apartment at Carolina Place Apartments on Delaney Drive in Jacksonville.

District Attorney Ernie Lee says the resident, who hasn’t been identified, fired in self defense.

Police were able to track down the other four people involved in the attempted home invasion.

Joshua Cordts, 18; Sean Padgett, 18; Steven Lewis, 18; and Haleigh Noling, 17, were all charged with attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.


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Police say the victim in an attempted armed home invasion

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Resident shoots, kills one intruder in attempted home invasion – WITN

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Onslow County’s district attorney says there will be no charges brought against a resident who shot and killed a would-be home invader earlier this week.

Stacey Ross, Jr.

Stacey Ross, Jr., 20, was killed Tuesday night after police say he and four others tried to force their way into a man’s apartment at Carolina Place Apartments on Delaney Drive in Jacksonville.

District Attorney Ernie Lee says the resident, who hasn’t been identified, fired in self defense.

Police were able to track down the other four people involved in the attempted home invasion.

Joshua Cordts, 18; Sean Padgett, 18; Steven Lewis, 18; and Haleigh Noling, 17, were all charged with attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.


Previous Story

Police say the victim in an attempted armed home invasion

Read more at: http://www.witn.com/content/news/One-person-dead-after-Jacksonville-shooting-420446463.html

DA says no charges in deadly attempted home invasion case

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Onslow County’s district attorney says there will be no charges brought against a resident who shot and killed a would-be home invader earlier this week.

Stacey Ross, Jr.

Stacey Ross, Jr., 20, was killed Tuesday night after police say he and four others tried to force their way into a man’s apartment at Carolina Place Apartments on Delaney Drive in Jacksonville.

District Attorney Ernie Lee says the resident, who hasn’t been identified, fired in self defense.

Police were able to track down the other four people involved in the attempted home invasion.

Joshua Cordts, 18; Sean Padgett, 18; Steven Lewis, 18; and Haleigh Noling, 17, were all charged with attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.


Previous Story

Police say the victim in an attempted armed home invasion

Read more at: http://www.witn.com/content/news/One-person-dead-after-Jacksonville-shooting-420446463.html

Attempted robbers held at gunpoint by good Samaritan

HOUSTON – Would-be robbers were held at gunpoint by a good Samaritan, according to deputies.

Three men stormed into an AutoZone at 9 p.m. Friday on Jones Road and West Road and demanded money from employees at gunpoint, officials said.

A customer pulled up outside the store and saw what was happening, according to authorities.

The customer had a concealed handgun permit, so he took matter into his own hands, deputies said.

The customer went inside the store and told all three men to get on the ground and to release their weapons while they waited for deputies to arrive, according to authorities.

All three men were arrested, deputies said.

Deputies said they appreciated the good Samaritan’s deed, however they do not recommend that people take such a bold move because things could have ended in a shootout and many people could have gotten hurt.

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