MANKATO (AP) — A former Minnesota State University football player will spend at least eight years in prison for attempting to kill a drug partner.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dennis Ervin Carter was arrested in August 2014 after he allegedly shot Diaa Ahmed Abdelhakim in the head at the Renaissance Festival grounds.

A Scott County judge sentenced Carter to nearly 13 years in prison for the attempted murder charges.

With good behavior, Carter could be released after serving about eight years, including the year he has already served awaiting trial. If released, he will remain on supervised release for the remaining four years of his sentence.

Carter was a top receiver and special teams player when he was a senior on the MSU football team in 2013.