Skip to main content

The 18-year-old who fired a shot at two pursuers while surrounded by shoppers at Mall of America on New Year's Ever has been sentenced, 

Kahlil Wiley was sentenced to 45 months Tuesday, according to court records. He'll spend at least two-thirds of that at the state prison in St. Cloud, with potentially the remaining one-third on maximum supervised release. Wiley, of St. Paul, also gets credit for 77 days served. 

It was around 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2021, when Wiley pulled out a gun and fired a single shot, sending shoppers and mall employees scrambling for safety

Prosecutors said one of the victims had been upset with Wiley about a previous incident. When the victim saw Wiley at the mall, he gave chase, with Wiley later telling investigators he ran several laps around the corridor trying to escape.

Scared about what might happen, he pulled out a gun and fired the shot. The bullet went through the first victim's leg, ricocheted off a metal railing at the mall, then grazed the shoulder of the second victim (who was treated at the scene).

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Wiley faced a presumptive sentence of 36 months. But because he shot the victim in front of children, he received an additional nine months as part of an agreed-upon aggravated sentence. 

Wiley pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. with a second identical count dismissed. 

Next Up

boyd huppert

Boyd Huppert, Twin Cities TV stations among Murrow Award winners

The KARE 11 personality known for his 'Land of 10,000 Stories' feature was among the national winners.

Bar beer

Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019

The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.

Disney+

Price of Disney+ is going up, unless you want ads

The ad-free version of Disney+ will increase from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month, effective Dec. 8.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago

The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities

A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation

There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 3.14.27 PM

Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash

The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 2.49.44 PM

Strike vote set for 15,000 Minnesota nurses

If the nurses walk off the job, Minnesota would be home to one of the largest nurses strikes in U.S. history.

DSC_8611

Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.

zipper merge, construction

6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding

The projects extend to areas all across the state.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9

The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.

Related

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons 2

MOA shooting: Charges filed against 18-year-old suspected gunman

Prosecutors say a lingering dispute between the shooter and victim sparked the incident.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

Guilty plea in New Year's Eve Mall of America shooting

The shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover as the mall went into lockdown.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

Suspected gunman from MOA shooting arrested in Roseville

The suspect is an 18-year-old from St. Paul.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

Shooting at Mall of America injures 2, prompts lockdown

Word of the shooting started coming in just before 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

1 arrested in connection to New Year's Eve shooting at Mall of America

The 19-year-old is in custody for suspicion of aiding and abetting.

Screen Shot 2022-08-04 at 7.25.42 PM

Charges: Best Western employees helped MOA shooting suspects escape

Prosecutors allege two Best Western employees helped the suspects escape.

Screen Shot 2022-08-04 at 4.49.39 PM

Police update MOA shooting: Search for 2 suspects ongoing

Three shots were fired at the Nike store inside the Mall of America.