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Man sentenced to more than 9 years in prison for shooting on Fond du Lac Reservation

Man sentenced to more than 9 years in prison for shooting on Fond du Lac Reservation

WDIO
Updated: May 17, 2021 09:34 PM
Created: May 17, 2021 09:30 PM

A Fond du Lac man has been sentenced to more than 9 years in prison for illegally possessing and discharging a firearm in a school zone.

Court documents say in October, 2019, Shelby Gene Boswell, 29, ran into a funeral service with a rifle on the Fond du Lac Reservation, and shot his sister's boyfriend in the back of the head.

The victim was transported to the hospital, but survived their injuries.

The shooting took place on the grounds of Fond du Lac Head Start, which is within a distance of 1,000 feet of the grounds of Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School.

Boswell is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time because he has prior felony convictions in Beltrami County, Carlton County, and in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Boswell previously pleaded guilty to illegally possessing and firing a gun in a school zone.

Following his prison sentence, Boswell is also ordered to serve three years of supervised release.  

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