Two gang members linked to a midday gun rampage at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2014 pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, meaning that all seven defendants in the case have now entered guilty pleas to federal charges that include weapons violations and drug trafficking.
Daniel Alfred “Funk” Adams, the principal defendant in the case, became the last to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, admitting to his role in a conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Adams’ plea came just hours after Percy Minifer “P3” Lacey, Jr. pleaded guilty to the same charge.
The seven men admitted to being active members of two street gangs based out of south Minneapolis known as the 10z and 20z.
Also charged were Andrew Indelicato “Boo Boo” Peterson; Anthony Pierre “Two Tone” Doss; Thomas Dupree “Deandre Clay” Bennett; Paul Antonio “Stamps” Early; and Clarence James “Claro” Dickens, Jr.
Lacey and Peterson coordinated a brazen afternoon attack in August 2014 on members of the rival Bloods gang at the Hennepin County Medical Center as they visited victims of a 10z drive-by shooting earlier that day.
Peterson stood outside the hospital to lure Bloods members outside while Lacey sprayed rounds from outside a parked vehicle.
Though no one was injured during the shooting, the bullets shattered the lower half of the emergency room door and sent staff and patients ducking for cover.
An SUV was also struck as the shootout occurred during the middle of the afternoon at the busy downtown intersection of Chicago Avenue S. and 8th Street. Police later found a pile of 23 shell casings about 100 feet from the hospital entrance.
The charges carry the potential for maximum sentences of up to 20 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz set separate sentencing dates for each defendant between May and August.