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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Erica H. MacDonald
, United States Attorney
Contact: Angie LaTour

Minneapolis Felon Sentenced to 71 Months in Prison for Role in 2017 Bar Shooting

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of CEDRIC LAMONT BERRY, JR, a/k/a "Ced," 24, to 71 months in federal prison. BERRY was sentenced on November 28, 2018, by Senior Judge Ann D. Montgomery, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota. BERRY pleaded guilty on July 19, 2018, to one count of felon in possession of ammunition.

Earlier this month, BERRY’s co-defendant CORTEZ MAURICE CRUMBLE, a/k/a "Bruiser," 30, was found guilty following a jury trial before Senior Judge Montgomery in U.S. District Court, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A sentencing hearing for CRUMBLE has been set for March 21, 2019.

"The defendant has a violent criminal history and has consistently been shown to be a danger to the community," said United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald. "He and his co-defendant brazenly shot at a man fleeing in a car in a public parking lot, posing a substantial danger to human life. My commitment to Minnesotans is to use every tool and law enforcement partnership we have to keep our communities safe."

"These individuals repeatedly disregarded both the law and the safety of others," said ATF Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of the Saint Paul Field Division. "We’re glad to get them out of the community they victimized and this case is part of our effort to reduce violent crime in Minneapolis. Our relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension led to the success in investigating these violent offenders and we are thankful for their involvement in this case."

According to documents submitted to the court, including BERRY’s guilty plea, and evidence admitted at CRUMBLE’s trial, in the early morning hours of November 23, 2017, CRUMBLE and BERRY were at the Broadway Pub in Minneapolis when BERRY and other individuals got into a fight inside the bar. Security personnel broke up the fight, however; video footage captured BERRY as he ran out of the bar and appeared to retrieve something from a vehicle in the parking lot. BERRY was then seen running back into the bar with a firearm in his hand. Shortly afterward,

CRUMBLE was captured on video outside the bar shooting at a vehicle as it sped out of the parking lot. BERRY was also captured on video appearing to draw a firearm from his waistband and firing at the vehicle. Law enforcement officers found 20 .40 caliber discharged cartridge casings in the area where the shooting took place.

Both CRUMBLE and BERRY have prior felony convictions prohibiting them from legally possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Minneapolis Police Department, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez tried the case.

Defendant Information:

CEDRIC LAMONT BERRY, JR, a/k/a "Ced," 24 Minneapolis, Minn.

Convicted:

 Felon in possession of ammunition, 1 count

Sentenced:

 71 months in prison

 3 years supervised release

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