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St. Paul Felon Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A St. Paul man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for the possession of a firearm as a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on July 15, 2021, St. Paul police officers responded to a report of shots fired near Rice and Winnipeg Streets in St. Paul. That same night, law enforcement recovered surveillance video of the shooting incident and recognized Ember Shawndale White, 23, holding a firearm and running away from the incident and into a white Volkswagen Jetta. On July 23, 2021, law enforcement arrested White in the same Jetta, in possession of a Beretta APX 9x19mm pistol. Because White has multiple prior felony convictions in Ramsey, Hennepin, and Dakota Counties, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

White pleaded guilty on November 13, 2023, to one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. He was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Joan N. Ericksen.  

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Paul Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew S. Ebert prosecuted the case.

Updated March 15, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime