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Teen sentenced to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting man in NE Minneapolis

A  hearing will determine whether his then-15-year-old accomplice will move to adult court
Jered Ohsman 

Jered Ohsman 

A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for fatally shooting a man last year during a robbery in northeast Minneapolis.

Jered Ohsman was sentenced as an adult Monday by Hennepin County District Judge Kathryn Quaintance in connection with killing 39-year-old Steven Markey of Plymouth. He pled guilty to second-degree murder in March.

Ohsman has credit for time in jail since his arrest and will serve 13¾ years in prison, spending the rest on supervised release.

During the incident, he and a 15-year-old accomplice tried to rob Markey, who was sitting in his parked car near 14th Avenue and NE Tyler Street, and steal his vehicle. 

They wore bandanas to cover their face and drew semi-automatic pistols as they approached the car. Ohsman ordered him out of the vehicle, and told police he shot after seeing Markey reach for something. The 15-year-old told police Ohsman fired because Markey had laughed at him.

More shots were fired before Markey drove away, striking a building near Central Avenue. He died of his gunshot wounds.

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Later that night, New Hope police responded to a burglary at a cell phone store, where they saw someone run from the business to a SUV, which had been reported stolen earlier that day in St. Louis Park.

Police pursued the vehicle as it sped off, eventually losing control near the ramp for northbound Hwy. 169 and crashing through a chain-link fence. Both teens were arrested.

A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday to determine whether the 15-year-old’s case should be moved to adult court. 

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