Red Lake man sentenced to 7 years for non-lethal shooting

A Red Lake man was sentenced to seven years for a 2021 non-lethal shooting.

The 84-month federal prison sentence for 21-year-old Brennon Sayers comes after a guilty plea in January.

Court documents say Sayers was arguing loudly with his girlfriend in a vehicle outside a Ponemah home when one of the victims, who lived across the street, approached Sayers and told him to stop.

Another victim who was walking down the road encountered the interaction as the confrontation between Sayers and the first victim escalated.

Sayers pulled a firearm from his waistband and began shooting at both victims until they ran into the first victim’s house.

After the shooting, Sayers fled the area and was found hours later at his mom’s house.

Sayers pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with serious bodily injury for the May 2021 shooting.

The Red Lake Police Department and the FBI’s Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force conducted the investigation.

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