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Man sentenced to 50 years for fatal drive by shooting



FARGO, N.D. – Miguel Cooley was sentenced this morning to 50 years for a fatal drive-by shooting that killed a 20-year-old in September of 2018.

The Moorhead man will spend 35 years in prison and with good behavior, supervised probation to follow.

Prosecutor Josh Traiser said if Cooley were to earn good credit the earliest time of release would be the year 2048. At that time, he would be nearly 75 years old.

Cooley plead guilty to the fatal drive-by shooting of Gabriel Perez outside of the now-closed McDonald’s on Main Ave. in Fargo.