For Immediate Release
Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty for Violent Robbery of a Minneapolis Business
Store Clerk Was Shot and Killed During the Robbery
St. Paul, Minn. – A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty today to a Hobbs Act robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a store clerk, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Charles J. Kovats.
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 the defendant stuck a handgun under a barrier on the counter and demanded money from the store clerk. Carson shot the store clerk in the chest before running out of the store and entering the passenger side of his vehicle, which quickly sped away. The store clerk was transported by ambulance to the emergency room where he was later pronounced dead.
Carson plead guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of possession of ammunition as a felon. Carson has prior felony convictions and is therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later time.
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.