Apple Valley man sentenced for fatally shooting friend
An Apple Valley man was sentenced today to 90 days in jail and 10 years probation for fatally shooting a friend with a gun he thought was unloaded.
Derrick Wallace Dahl, 23, accidentally shot 22-year-old Benjamin Allen Hanson in the head on July 23, 2011, at a home on East Crystal Lake Road in Burnsville.
Wallace, Dahl and a third man who lives at the home were handling firearms kept there when Dahl pointed a .45-caliber handgun at Hanson and fired. He admitted to police he’d pulled the trigger but said he didn’t know the gun had been reloaded after being emptied. See more in Sun Thisweek story by Derrick Dahl.