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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Erica H. MacDonald
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tasha Zerna

Shakopee Man Charged With Being an Armed Career Criminal in Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging MICHAEL ALLEN BURRELL, 40, with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. BURRELL was ordered to remain in custody following a detention and arraignment hearing held today before Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to allegations in the indictment, on June 23, 2020, BURRELL possessed a .45 caliber Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol, model P250. Because BURRELL has multiple prior felony convictions he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was brought as part of the Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force, a multi-agency effort that brings together additional federal and state resources to assist local law enforcement to investigate, arrest, and prosecute individuals responsible for gun violence in the Twin Cities. For more information about the Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force, please visit

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin A. Wesley is prosecuting the case.

The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Defendant Information:
MICHAEL ALLEN BURRELL, 40, Shakopee, Minn.

Charges: Felon in possession of a firearm- Armed career criminal, 1 count


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