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Minneapolis Man Indicted for Violent Robbery of a Minneapolis Business

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota
Store clerk was shot and killed during the robbery

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a Hobbs Act robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a store clerk, announced Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.

According to court documents, on April 27, 2021, Marlow Ramsey Carson, 30, robbed Blue Sky Wireless and West Bend Furniture located in Minneapolis. During the robbery, Carson, armed with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, used force, threats of force, violence, and injury, resulting in the victim’s death. Carson has prior felony convictions and is therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Carson is charged with one count of interference with commerce by robbery, one count of possession of a firearm as a felon, and one count of possession of ammunition as a felon. Carson made his initial appearance today in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Minneapolis Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Harry M. Jacobs and Samantha H. Bates are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated August 10, 2021

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