A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to a shooting at a Minneapolis bar and a stabbing at a St. Louis Park gas station.
Devon Strouss, 23, fired a gun at the 19 Bar in Loring Park and injured two people on Oct. 15, according to the Hennepin County attorney’s office. He also admitted to stabbing another victim on Jan. 1. The two incidents are not related.
“I know this case caused the Loring Park neighborhood a great deal of concern, and I personally visited a business group there to answer their questions,” Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman said Monday.
Strouss, who was intoxicated, entered the 19 Bar with his dog on Oct. 15 and demanded service. He became disruptive and was removed from the bar. During the scuffle, he pulled out a gun and fired several shots into the bar, hitting the manager and a customer.
The other incident happened in St. Louis Park when Strouss and his girlfriend tried to buy marijuana at a gas station, the charges said. They approached a man inside and followed him to his car. While he was showing them the marijuana, Strouss grabbed the bag and tried to steal the drugs, leading to a fight.
At one point, Strouss went to his car, then returned and stabbed the other man twice with a knife. An employee intervened, tackling Strouss.
He will be sentenced Feb. 11 and is expected to receive a total of six years for both crimes.