Andre Owens sentenced to 372 months in prison for fatal shooting


Andre Owens, 21, has been sentenced to 372 months in prison for his involvement in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Quayshun Felton, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

On Feb. 10, Owens pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and admitted to being one of the shooters. At Tuesday’s sentencing, Owens addressed the court, saying, “I don’t think what I’ve done is OK … I take full responsibility for my actions.”

According to the criminal complaint, on July 19, 2019, Minneapolis Police responded to a possible shooting in the area of Colfax Ave. N and 30th Ave. N. and found 16-year-old Felton lying unresponsive on the street. Felton was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the head.

Upon review of dash camera footage captured by a nearby vehicle during the shooting, investigators identified two suspects on bicycles as the shooters, the complaint states.

The 23-year-old codefendant, Shannon Blackman, does not have a trial date set at this time. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance March 30.