Police: Repeat Offender Arrested Again in Willmar
WILLMAR (WJON News) -- Just four days after being sentenced to probation and a $50 fine, Willmar police say a man was arrested again for an alleged shooting in a drive-by.
Just before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday officers were called to a drive-by shooting. The caller says a man known to him shot a handgun at him from another vehicle. He provided a description and a license plate of the person and vehicle. Officers made contact with the suspect and recovered a handgun with the serial number removed.
He's been identified as 21-year-old Weheliye Gaal of Willmar. Police say Gaal has a history of arrests for weapons possession and violence.
On Friday, May 19th Gaal was sentenced by the court to a $50 fine, five years probation, 80 hours community service, and credit for 24 days in jail for a felony threats and violence charge and possession of drug paraphernalia for a September incident.
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