19 Bar shooter sentenced to prison


Devon Michael Glen Strouss was sentenced to 72 months in prison for second degree assault, Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman announced today.

Hennepin District Court Judge Hilary Caligiuri sentenced Strouss, 23, of Minneapolis, to two sentences of 36 months to be served consecutively for a shooting at the 19 Bar that injured two people.  Judge Caligiuri also sentenced him to another 45 months to be served concurrently in another stabbing case

On Feb. 2nd Strouss pled guilty to both assaults. He admitted that on October 15th he pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots into the 19 Bar in Loring Park after he was asked to leave. Two people were injured, including the manager and a man who had helped him.  Strouss also admitted to stabbing another victim on January 1st at a gas station in St Louis Park.  The two incidents are not related. 

The 19 Bar shooting mobilized the Loring Park neighborhood.  Many residents and business owners submitted community impact statements that explained how the shooting affected their community.  Some were present throughout the hearings to support the victims.