A man who admitted to a September shooting spree in Minneapolis is expected to receive 14 years behind bars.
Anthony Terell Ford,21, of Brooklyn Park, pleaded guilty Thursday to shooting a cabdriver and firing at a woman in a McDonald’s drive-through. He also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun. He is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 12.
According to charges, police were called to a shooting on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge about 3 a.m. Sept. 4. The driver of a taxi cab was bleeding from gunshot wounds that doctors later determined were in his right thigh and forearm. He said that Ford cut him off, got out of his car and started yelling at him.
The taxi driver drove off and was on the bridge when Ford caught up to him and fired shots from the driver side of his car, shattering the cab’s passenger window and injuring the cabbie.
A short time later, a woman was in the drive-through lane of a McDonald’s near 45th and Lyndale Avenues N. when her car was rear-ended. She got out of her car to exchange information. Instead, Ford, who was the driver of the car that hit her car, leaned out of his car window and yelled at her.
She got back in her car and then heard Ford fire five to eight shots, the complaint said. She also had her two children in the back seat—a factor which will contribute to the longer sentence. Ford told investigators he was drunk that night.