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Man opens fire on Party Goers for refusing to sing “Happy Birthday” to Girlfriend



Delonte Thomas opens fire on Party Goers for refusing to sing "Happy Birthday" to Girlfriend - BellaNaija

Delonte Thomas (Photo Credit: Minneapolis Police Department)

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to almost 28 years in prison for opening fire at a party after guests refused to sing “Happy Birthday” to his girlfriend.

Delonte Thomas, a 20-year-old, had according to nydailynews taken his girlfriend to a birthday party and requested her be sung to.

The party goers had sang to the host, but Delonte asked that his girlfriend, who had her birthday on the same day, be sung to also.

After the guests refused, Delonte stormed out of the party. He returned 20 minutes later with a semi-automatic and fired, around 1:30 AM.

A woman who objected to the guests singing to his girlfriend was singled out and shot at 9 times. 2 others who sustained gunshots were shot 8 times.

All 3 underwent surgery at the hospital and recovered.

Delonte was charged and convicted of attempted murder, and sentenced to 333 months in prison.

He made a mistake, he said, and deserved a 2nd chance, as he is usually a peacemaker. He said:

Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody deserves a second chance,” he said.

I’m the peacemaker, I’m the one to try my best to make it through a situation. I don’t recall having a gun. I don’t recall shooting. I just hope to get some type of mercy here.

Photo Credit: Minneapolis Police Department


  1. Wow

    September 25, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Na wa o ???. Na by force to sing again? Mental health issues are real o!?

  2. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    September 25, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Just let him rot there

  3. Baby gurl

    September 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Wow. What anger can do. He let it control him, instead of controlling it. What a pity. Take care of yourself in prison, ok? And I’m so happy the victims survived. What a miracle!

  4. Author Unknown

    September 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    American tales. Don’t worry, you can play “peacemaker” in prison.

  5. mona

    September 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Olorun ma je ki a lo party daran o

    • Sherlie Holmes

      September 25, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      AMIN OOO! Lmao

  6. Chels

    September 25, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    BellaNaija but this gist is from 2014 now…Ahan…Work on your News team please!

    • Anonymous

      September 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      So? Some of us are just seeing/hearing it. If you’ve read the story before, just move on to the next page.

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