A 19-year-old felon has been given a term of more than 16 years for killing one of two men who died in a shootout at a north Minneapolis market.
Demerio D. Davis of Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court in connection with the Sept. 9 death of Samuel Abron-Yeager, 23, of Fridley, at the Emerson Food Market in the 2600 block of N. Emerson Avenue.
Davis, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, received six months’ credit for time in jail since his arrest and will serve the first 10 ½ years of his term in prison and the balance on supervised release.
The shootout also claimed the life of Jamarius M. Shief, 18, of Minneapolis. The County Attorney’s Office on Thursday reiterated its initial suspicion that Abron-Yeager was Shief’s killer.
Shief died at the scene, and Abron-Yeager died less than two hours later at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. A third man suffered noncritical gunshot wounds. Davis was found soon afterward two blocks from the store.
Authorities have not released a motive for the shootings.
Davis has two convictions in Minnesota for theft, one a misdemeanor, the other a felony. His felony conviction on Aug. 29 called for him to perform 20 days of community service and serve three years’ probation. He also was convicted in juvenile court in 2013 for felony first-degree robbery.