CRIME

15-year sentence for shooter at Black Lives Matter protest

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis shows Allen Scarsella. Scarsella, who was convicted Feb. 1, 2017, in the shooting of five men at a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of Jamar Clark in 2015 by Minneapolis police officers, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Hennepin County Jail via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis shows Allen Scarsella. Scarsella, who was convicted Feb. 1, 2017, in the shooting of five men at a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of Jamar Clark in 2015 by Minneapolis police officers, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Hennepin County Jail via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis shows Allen Scarsella. Scarsella, who was convicted Feb. 1, 2017, in the shooting of five men at a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of Jamar Clark in 2015 by Minneapolis police officers, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Hennepin County Jail via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis shows Allen Scarsella. Scarsella, who was convicted Feb. 1, 2017, in the shooting of five men at a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of Jamar Clark in 2015 by Minneapolis police officers, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Hennepin County Jail via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hennepin county attorney Mike Freeman, left, was interrupted Wednesday April 26, 2017, by Cameron Clark, center, who disagreed with the 15 years sentencing that Allen Scarsella received for shooting him and 4 other men in Minneapolis, Minn. (Jerry Holt /Star Tribune via AP)

    Hennepin county attorney Mike Freeman, left, was interrupted Wednesday April 26, 2017, by Cameron Clark, center, who disagreed with the 15 years sentencing that Allen Scarsella received for shooting him and 4 other men in Minneapolis, Minn. (Jerry Holt /Star Tribune via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Minnesota man convicted in the shootings of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.

Allen Scarsella's sentence Wednesday was only a few months short of the prosecution's request. The 25-year-old Bloomington man was convicted of assault and riot after he injured the men at a Black Lives Matter protest following Jamar Clark's death in 2015.

Clark's death set off weeks of protests on Minneapolis' north side. Prosecutors presented evidence that Scarsella, who's white, was motivated by racial bias.

Scarsella told the court he would live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but he stopped short of an apology to those he wounded.