A Fridley man convicted of fatally shooting another man outside a popular neighborhood bar in northeast Minneapolis could be sentenced this week to a term spanning decades.
A jury last week found Dejonte A. Davis, 32, guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting on March 7, 2015, of Robert Urman Sr., 36, of St. Paul, in the 2500 block of 4th Street NE.
Surveillance video outside the Northeast Palace and witness accounts indicate a fight between the two men inside the bar spilled outside sometime after midnight, moments before the shooting occurred.
Davis was arrested several days later in Iowa.
Urman was shot six times, police said. He was trying to flee when he was shot, authorities said.
The father of five later died at Hennepin County Medical Center. Family members described Urman as a loving father who enjoyed music, car shows and raising pit bulls.
The Hennepin County attorney’s office said it is seeking a sentence of more than 36½ years, with the first two-thirds to be served in prison. Davis’ criminal history in Minnesota includes convictions for illegal weapon possession, fleeing police, first-degree robbery and assault.