Burnsville man admits at sentencing he fatally shot the wrong person

A Burnsville man was sentenced on Friday for a 2014 shooting that left a father of two dead in a case of mistaken identity.

Reginald Myers, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder and will spend the next 27 years in prison. 

Adrian Carr, 35, was shot and killed on Feb. 23, 2014 while he was outside on 34th Street E. and Snelling Avenue in south Minneapolis removing belongings out of his Chevy SUV, when two men drove up and shot at him. 

The driver was 37-year-old Shane Maurice McPike. The passenger with a gun was identified as Reginald Myers. Myers, mistaking Carr for someone he’d previously fought, pulled the trigger multiple times and shot Carr in the head.

“I've lost my heart and my soul,” Carr’s mother Theresa told Fox 9 a year ago, while Myers was still on the loose.

The Carr family had no comment Frida after a long day in court. Inside the courtroom, Myers admitted he and McPike were completely wrong and that they did not know Carr at all.

“If the guy wouldn’t have had a gun, he might have come up and confronted him, being able to look him in the eye and say, ‘Oh no, you’re the wrong guy and everybody would be alive and fine. ‘ But because he had a gun he used it, and somebody is dead that doesn’t deserve to die,” said Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman.

McPike pleaded guilty to aiding an offender and possession of a firearm. His sentencing date has been slated for Aug. 6.

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