A Minneapolis man who shot and wounded a mother and child near a city park over the summer has pleaded guilty.
Dontae Denae Peterson, 28, pleaded guilty Nov. 25 in Hennepin County District Court to intentionally firing a handgun several times. He will be sentenced on Feb. 9.
The Hennepin County attorney’s office said Peterson, a member of the 10z gang, was feuding with a man and his associates at Peavey Park on June 18 when he saw an SUV headed north on Park Avenue and ran through the park firing his gun at least eight times. The SUV was hit, but a bullet also hit Shandrea Spielman, 22, in the leg, as well as her 15-month-old daughter as she slept in a stroller. The mother and child spent days in the hospital recovering from their injuries.
Peterson is being held without bail until sentencing. The county is seeking a prison sentence of about 15 years.