Davis sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting outside Target Field

Thursday, March 26, 2015

James Davis was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for shooting two men as they left Target Field, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Hennepin County District Court Judge Fred Karasov sentenced Davis, 28, of Brooklyn Center to 186 months in prison for shooting Kibbie Walker. He then sentenced him to 153 months for shooting Cortez Blakemore and ordered that the sentences be served consecutively, for a total of 339 months.

Davis’ Thursday morning sentence came after a jury found him guilty last month of two counts of attempted murder for the benefit of a gang.

According to the criminal complaint, Walker and Blakemore were leaving their new job cleaning up after a Twins night game just before 3 a.m. on April 12. As they were walking out of the left field gate, three men in hooded sweatshirts came up to them and began shooting. Blakemore was seriously injured when a bullet hit his spinal cord.

The complaint, and testimony during the trial, indicated that this was a feud between two gangs. Davis is a member of the 1-9s and Walker is a member of the Taliban. Walker admitted to police that he made a YouTube video making fun of the shooting death at the Epic Nightclub of 1-9s leader Tyrone Washington.