The man who shot at five people during protests over the death of Jamar Clark was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.
Allen Scarsella, 25, was found guilty in February in connection with the Nov. 23, 2015, shooting outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct, where demonstrators had been gathering following Clark's death.
At the time, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman called the incident a “racially motivated” attack.
During trial, Scarsella testified he went to the encampment to make fun of protesters and record video, but when protesters chased him away he felt threatened and shot at them.
Despite his self-defense claim, a jury found him guilty of all 12 counts, including assault with a dangerous weapon and riot.