Third gun man found guilty in September downtown shooting spree


Hennepin County District Court Judge William Koch found Maurice Carter guilty of five counts of assault and one count of reckless discharge of a firearm in a downtown shooting spree that occurred in September of last year, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced today.

Carter, 26, of Minneapolis, will be sentenced Sept. 16 and is expected to receive 10 years in prison. Judge Koch found Carter guilty on Thursday and he was immediately taken into custody.

According to the original criminal complaint, Carter and Detroit Davis-Riley were near Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 12, as were a large number of Minneapolis Police Officers and about 50 people leaving the clubs. Six people were wounded in the shootings. Officers saw Carter fire several shots toward the intersection, then walk away.

Detroit Davis-Riley pleaded guilty in April to multiple charges and the third gun man, DeMarco Gunn, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in March.