Police: Customer Shot In Minneapolis Armed Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say an attempted robbery ended in gunfire Friday night after the robber turned the gun on a store customer.

According to Sgt. Bill Palmer, at 8 p.m. the armed robber entered a clothing store located on the 1100 block of Lowry Avenue North.

The store’s manager told WCCO-TV that the robber demanded money and then pistol whipped the clerk. When a customer tried to step in, the robber turned the gun on the customer, fired and ran off.

The store manager says the robber didn’t get away with any cash.

The customer was taken to the North Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police have not found the shooter, but say they do have leads.

  • Cindy

    Wow, a surpise, in North!

    • Rick

      No surprise to me-90% of Minneapolis murders are over on the north side. I wonder whats wrong woth some of the people who live there?

      • NorthLove

        Have you watched the news this year?? There hasn’t been a single murder in North Minneapolis in 2011. Murders and crime happen everywhere, I live in North and have never had a problem. I lived in a town of 12000 people and my car was broken into TWICE in my driveway! Happens anywhere, you prejudice people just love to place blame.

        • Lavel

          Dumb people do dumb things. Therefore dumb people should be locked up for a long dumb time.

        • BB

          NorthLove I agree, these are probably the same people that voted for the crazy tea baggers. Blaming a entire area for the crime of one person shows how little of their brain they used to form their opinion.

        • gross area

          north is a dump period, i guess if i want a house for 50k its a good place, dont be bitter you live in minnesotas cespool of thuggery.

  • Suburb Bob

    okay then, beat the clerk,shot an innocent customer & left penniless..wow, those people “over norf” are sure bright!

  • No Description, Thanks for Insulting my Intelligence

    Like everyone else I am totally surprised…….

  • Jake

    Yeah, and Forbes magazine said that Mpls was the best place to move to right now because of it’s ‘low crime rate’. WOW. The average citizen in this area needs a sawed-off shotgun or a machine gun with some good training to stay alive in these two core cities, IMO. Guaranteed, if the perp gets caught, they won’t do more than 5-7 years, even if they have a long rap sheet.

    • larry

      crime is everwhere and always has been wow you did not know that dork your never going to stop it

  • Steve

    My wife wonders why I carry a pistol (legally)

  • Tim

    just a typical night in “Murderapolis”

  • Monty

    Having been shot in a similar situation in ROSEVILLE this can happen anywhere. The answer I have found is to obtain a carry permit and make sure not to be a victim again. I carry a weapon everywhere. I suggest the same and maybe, just maybe people (thieves and dirtbags) will rethink what they are doing when the story reads ” Robber shot in hold up by patron”. Are we really waiting for the police to protect us at all times. Luck favors the prepared.

    • monti

      totally agree, we have more than a name in common.

    • Jason


  • steve

    Monty, YOU are right on!
    Just make sure you have a great attorney, because.. the cops are still gonna drill you to the wall, even with a justified shooting! Ask me how i know.

    • I"ll bite

      HOw do you know?

      • Bob

        I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6…

  • WillyWonka

    Time to cut off all welfare checks

    • Jake

      AMEN TO THAT!!

    • pepper

      Then you have no goverment, no police, no fireman, no postman, no presidents, etc. etc. ect. you jack ass!

      • fred

        not seeing the connection there,pepper.

      • Dee

        ,,,and no GI bill and health care for veterans either. That’s a bad thing, as well.

        • mandrake

          Dee what’s your last name mentia? apparently your thinking is flawed

          • Jason

            Too FN funny!

            • steve

              For some reason, I do not think Dee is going to get that! But, yes! VERY FUNNY!

  • Jake

    I rather be tried by 12 than carried by six. Any yes, steve, the cops are too tough on the law abiding just trying to protect themselves. Damn shame.

    • vicki

      If u r white, I would too. The chances of your being convicted are slim 2 none.

  • steve

    “I rather be tried by 12 than carried by six.” I LOVE THAT! Thank you Jake!

  • MsBehavin

    Wow, Really? Do you know how racist that sounds? If I am not mistaken, most meth heads are white and the majority of them are more then willing to commit crimes in order to get their next fix. What is wrong with you?

    • Poopendorph

      Who said he was a meth head???

    • Chris

      Yeah property crimes.

  • Jesse

    With these comments I’d swear I was reading the Texas Press

    • Steve


      Have you ever been car jacked with your wife and kids in the car? You offer up the car up, but they want the car and the family, then get shot in the process? I was asked why I pumped 6 rounds in the Perp. I answered “because I ran out of ammo”

      Unless you’ve been in that situation, I suggest that you leave those comments like the Texas Press” to yourself. But hey.. thats America and you are afforded that right under our great constitution.

      Peace out :)

      • WOW!

        Did that happen to you here in MN??

        • steve

          NYC ’91

      • pepper


      • Another Bob

        What was the date? I’d like to read the news story. I think it is all in your mind which sounds slightly warped.

  • Steve

    One more thing to all who exercise your 2nd amendment ,and have a permit.

    Copy this. Print this. Tape it on the back of your permit!

    “Officer, I respect your duties and obligations. I ask that you observe all my constitutional rights.

    I wish to exercise every applicable Constitutional and statutory right. Specifically, I wish to remain silent. I do not consent to any search of my person, effects, vehicle or premises for which I have standing to object. You my not question children without myself, my spouse and or my attorney present.

    I request that I be allowed to speak with my attorney before any further questions are asked of me or conversation attempted. I have no intention of waiving these rights no matter what inducements, promises or arguments are offered.”

    • Another Bob

      What are you afraid of? If you’re telling the truth, that is. Guilty people hide behind the law.

      • Another Bob

        A WELL REGULATED MILITIA being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

        So to which militia or Guard unit do you belong?

        No? Just the guy whose going to save the day!

        In your dreams.

      • Yo mama

        Another Bob,

        Your are either an idiot, a cop, or both!

      • steve

        another bob,

        When you get pulled over by a police officer, Have you ever been asked “where are you coming from?”, “where are you going?”, “do you know why I pulled you over?, “do you know how fast you were going?”…..etc.

        Why do you think those questions are asked? Do you they are really interested in you, or think they want to be your friend?

        They are trying to you to get you to tell on yourself. They want you to make a statement that can be used against you in court. Do you have to answer those questions? Think about it!

        Why don’t think you are mirandized?

        Do you know anything about the law or are you one of those men who make these comments while you hide behind a computer? I’m thinking the latter!

        But I’m sure you are smart guy and don’t need know this info.

  • TJ

    In a bankrupt state, in a bankrupt nation we can continue to spend money on Health and Humans Services including providing medical assistance to able bodied adults without children up to 250% of the poverty level and general medical assistance (free money) to able bodied adults making up to 75% of the poverty level. Why can we not allocate some of the funds we are wasting to one of the ONLY true functions of government which is to protect us from these idiots. There is NO reason this person should see the light of day ever again.

    I commend those who do conceal and carry and hope that if one of these idiots commit an act like this you are there to end their life.


  • shawn

    Oh the lovely north side, can’t wait to move there!! ;) At least its not Detroit, Cleveland, or south side Chi-Town. Except everyone living there now is from chicago because mn welfare pays more up here, hence 10 folds more crime!! Im glad the high speed rail was denied by WI. Though we still have the megabus, greyhound, and amtrak bringing up society’s finest social service sponges!!

  • Reality Stinks


  • Axx

    Scoiaty faoult!

  • Jackie

    I dont know if you people noticed that an innocent being was shot and is in serious condition. How about a little bit more well wishes for the one who tried to help and might die from this??!

  • Brewster

    Back in the 60’s North Minneapolis was a nice city, I wonder what happened!

    • walleyewillie

      Your right Brewster, i lived and hung around Lowry and Lyndale all throught 60’s it was pretty nice back then, we drove through the area a few weeks ago and had to lock our car doors fearing we weren’t safe there anymore



  • molly

    wow, What is this world coming to . most of you sound racist, and angry and no concern for the innocent being shot , your throwing judgmental comments back and forth . I think we need some compassion in our community.

    • larry

      thats because they are

    • Rick

      Another liberal? A hug does not work with these type of people. get it in your head!!

      • barb

        How true…this city has been controlled by that liberal crowd for too long
        & look what has happened..just pray we won’t become another Detroit.

  • will


    • Rick

      Are you black? Maybe you can answer your question?

    • yo mama

      Why are you writing in caps? Do you want a comma is for?

      • Yo mama

        Typo. Should read “do you know what a comma is for”

  • shawn

    Hide your kids, hide youe wives, hide your husbands, dey rapin everyone hear on da norht side!! ~Antoine Dobson~

  • Louis Munn

    I live on the North Side and find most of these comments repulsive. My heart and prays are with the victims of this tragedy. This is still a better place to live then some suburbs.

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