A Madison County man has been sentenced to up to 10 years for shooting into an occupied car at a Donald Trump rally. The incident happened last December in Des Moines. 26 year old, Michael Mckinney of Saint Charles was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury, after he shot into a car full of teenage girls.
Reportedly, the girls and rally attendees had a heated dispute and the car then backed up and hit a vehicle in the parking lot. Mckinney shot into the vehicle and hit a 15 year old girl in the leg. Mckinney was reportedly wearing body armor and carrying multiple guns. He told authorities that after the car hit the vehicle, he felt he was in danger and was trying to protect himself.
Mckinney entered guilty pleas to both charges in June. The judge was lenient with his sentence citing his clean criminal record and military service as the reasons for leniency.
Mckinney’s sentences are set to run concurrently and he will not have to serve a mandatory minimum before he’s eligible for parole.