CLEARWATER: “Da Hood Gone Wild” Creator Sentenced to Life in Prison for Fatal Shooting

“The madness must stop,” according to Circuit Court Judge Joseph A. Bulone. On Friday, Judge Bulone provided one victim’s family with a sense of closure when he sentenced Allan Burney (below), 21, to life in prison for his role in the October 8th, 2007 shooting of Michael Scott, 23, in Clearwater’s North Greenwood community. For the complete story, check out Saturday’s St. Pete Times article.

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Burney, who co-created the underground DVD series “Da Hood Gone Wild,” was convicted following a three-day trial that ended on August 27th. A Pinellas County jury found Burney guilty of Second Degree Murder along with three additional counts on Attempted Second Degree Murder and Shooting at, within or into a Vehicle for the shooting that killed Michael Scott and seriously injured his brother, Antonio Scott.

“Da Hood Gone Wild” infamously depicted violence in Clearwater’s North Greenwood neighborhood. Burney developed the controversial DVD series with his childhood friend Cortez Hearns. The videos chronicled street life in the North Greenwood community including: fights in the middle of the street, gyrating women in G-strings and the Clearwater Police Department trying to control the pandemonium.

At trial, state prosecutors were able to convince a jury of four women and two men that Burney fired a Mac-11 into the car that Michael Scott was driving on October 8, 2007 in the area of North Betty Lane and Springdale Street in Clearwater.

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As shown above, the Ingram Mac11 (officially known as the “Military Armament Corporation Model 11”) has a very high rate of fire: about 1,000 rounds a minute — allowing a 32 round magazine to be emptied in just a few seconds.

Former Pinellas County Gang Unit prosecutor Nicholas J. Dorsten, of the Clearwater-based Blake & Dorsten, P.A., has handled numerous high-profile Crimes of Violence and/or Firearms and Weapons Offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida.

To read about some of these cases, please check out the Press Room on the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. website.

If you’ve been charged with a violent crime and/or firearms offense, the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. is on your side. To speak directly with criminal defense attorney Nicholas J. Dorsten, please call 727.286.6141 or email attorney Nicholas J. Dorsten at: info@blakedorstenlaw.com

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