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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Minneapolis Man Charged for Violent Carjacking Outside a Northeast Minneapolis Restaurant

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has been charged in a federal criminal complaint for the armed carjacking of a woman outside her place of work in northeast Minneapolis, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on June 9, 2022, Shamir Nathann Black, 18, approached a woman outside of her place of work and demanded her car keys. Black proceeded to push the victim to the ground and hit her on the head with a firearm. A bystander attempted to assist the victim but was also assaulted by Black. Black pointed his firearm at the bystander and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not discharge a bullet. Black and an accomplice got into the victim’s vehicle, but surrounding witnesses pulled Black from the driver’s seat and put him on the ground. Black and his accomplice fled the scene on foot.

After arriving at the scene, officers with the Minneapolis Police Department located a Shadow Systems 9mm semiautomatic pistol wrapped in a gray sweatshirt. The firearm had been reported stolen in Prior Lake in April 2022. Investigators reviewed a social media video that showed Black waving around a handgun that matched the firearm recovered at the crime scene. Further investigation revealed that a Volkswagen Jetta had been taken in a Prior Lake home burglary on the same night the firearm was stolen. Law enforcement later recovered the stolen Jetta from Black’s Minneapolis residence. On June 24, 2022, Black was taken into custody.

Black is charged with one count of carjacking. He made his initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson and was ordered temporarily detained pending a formal detention hearing on June 30, 2022.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Minneapolis Police Department, and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Roso is prosecuting the case.

A complaint is merely an allegation and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses
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Updated June 29, 2022