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Mall of America shooting suspect detained in Chicago

Suspected shot at Mall of America a week ago A man from Bloomington, Minnesota, was arrested Thursday in Chicago, officials said. His accomplice was also arrested. 

The 21-year-old Shamar Lark, previously identified by police as a suspected Mall of America shooter, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, police said. . His alleged accomplice, 23-year-old Rashad May, was also arrested. 

The two men were the subject of multiple agency searches for several days.

around 2:15 p.m. May and Lark were seen leaving a barber shop in Chicago on Thursday and getting into a car driven by a woman, police said. The car was stopped by law enforcement and two men were arrested. A gun was also recovered, police said.

Earlier this week,police identified Lark as the suspect in the shooting, and he was wanted on suspicion of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. said there is. According to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County, he carried a firearm and carried a pistol in public without a permit.

May was wanted on suspicion of aiding criminals to evade arrest.

Meanwhile, three of his others — Denesh Ragbir, 21, Serena Ragbir, 23, and Deliane Kwenshawn Arnold, 23 — were detained earlier this week and charged with aiding. Lark and Mei escape.

Two of his suspects, Serena Ragvir and Denesh Ragvir, were cousins ​​and Besti was an employee of the Western Hotel, police said.

On August 4, the Mall of America was shut down after a shooting incident police called an "isolated incident." The shooting caused chaos and panicked customers and employees fled for safety. Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said there was an altercation between two groups near the checkout at a Nike store. One inside the store he fired three shots. No injuries have been reported.

At a press conference on Monday, Hodges told reporters that Lark and May lost battles to multiple others at his Nike store. According to Hodges, the two returned after May told Lark to shoot the store. Hodges said he asked for help. Arnold contacted his girlfriend, Serena, assistant general manager at Best Western near the mall, and drove another hotel employee, his cousin Denesh, on the hotel shuttle to the IKEA parking lot, where Lark and May met. To Hodges.

Denesh then took Lark and May to Best Her Western, where Arnold picked them up and took them to the Bloomington home he shares with Serena, Hodges said. Said.

Hodges said Denesh lied to officers who tracked his shuttle to the Best Western into believing the two suspects were still at the hotel after they left. Police then cordon off the hotel and search for Lark and May.

Raghubir's cousins ​​were fired from Best Western.

May and Lark are in the Cook County Jail, awaiting extradition. 

  • Chicago
  • Shooting
  • Minnesota
  • Mall of America

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