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Richfield man sentenced for role in arson at Target headquarters in Minneapolis

He'll face more than two years in federal prison.
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A Richfield man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit arson at the Target headquarters in downtown Minneapolis last August has been sentenced. 

Shador Tommie Cortez Jackson, 24, was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months (2.75 years) in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his role in the Aug. 26, 2020, incident. 

That day there was rioting and looting in downtown Minneapolis following the suicide of a homicide suspect on Nicollet Mall, which sparked false rumors on social media that the suspect had been shot dead by police.

Jackson and two other men — Leroy Lemonte Perry Williams, 34, of Minneapolis, and Victor Devon Edwards, 31, who were also  charged in connection to the arson at Target headquarters – went to Target's headquarters where dozens of people had gathered, the U.S. Attorney's Office says, citing court documents and their guilty pleas. 

Jackson broke one of the glass doors using a construction sign and the three men, along with other people, went inside, a release said. Jackson and Edwards then intentionally set a fire on the counter inside the mailroom. Jackson also tried to light a second fire in the room.

The men then left out the same door, but Williams went back inside and tried to light a fire inside the building entrance before leaving, authorities say. 

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