MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The sister of a man shot and killed by a Good Samaritan earlier this month has been charged with aggravated robbery.

Police also said they are not pressing any charges against the man who killed 23-year-old Darren Lamont Evanovich.

According to the criminal complaint, 20-year-old Octavia Shonte Marberry, who is Evanovich’s sister, was involved in a series of parking lot robberies around the Twin Cities leading up to the Oct. 20 shooting.

Police say she was identified as being among the group that robbed women in their 50s at the Lake Street Target on Oct. 12 and the 26th Avenue Cub Foods on Oct. 15.

In both cases, she had a knife, and the criminal complaint says told one of the victims she would cut her if she screamed.

The Oct. 20 incident began at the same Cub Foods as the Oct. 15 robbery. Police said a woman was held up and struck over the head with a handgun.

A man who saw the incident chased after the robbers and demanded they give back the woman’s purse. Police said Evanovich advanced on the man, who, fearing for his life, shot Evanovich.

Police said Marberry was by Evanovich’s body when they arrived. She was taken into custody.

The man told police he had a permit to carry a handgun and said where his gun could be found.

The criminal complaint says that surveillance shows Marberry making transactions with the credit cards stolen in previous robbery incidents.

She has been charged with two felony counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

Police announced they do not intend to press charges against the man who shot and killed Evanovich, saying he acted in self-defense. They did not identify the man.

Since permits to carry handguns were allowed in Minnesota in 2005, there were four lawful and justifiable shootings by permit holders.

According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, there are 88,350 active permits to carry handguns in Minnesota. Fifty-eight of those permits have been revoked, and only one person has been convicted of using a conceal-and-carry gun in a homicide.

Comments (25)
  1. Octavia? really? says:

    Shouldn’t she be charged in her brother’s death? Her actions directly contributed to his (deserved) death.

    1. Amen says:

      I could not agree with you more. A death caused while committing a felony is usually followed with murder charges!!! Lock up their trash mother as well. Cashing the checks of the people her kids robbed at gunpoint and knife point?? Cleanse the gene pool of this family.

  2. ShantayRayRay says:

    Armed Citizen=good to go

    I see Octavia prefers “the blade” in attempts to intemidate her prey

    1. Jake says:

      Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight!!

      1. Tyrone-wif-da-beamz says:

        In Darren’s case…….also dont bring a gun unless you, practice, practice, practice. Naturally not using the sights at a 45 degree angle

        1. Jake says:

          Correction,…. a ninety degree angle.

  3. Dead_Darren says:

    I guess The Cub Foods Supermarket wasnt easy pick’in the night of Oct 20 like it was on the 15th

  4. N.MPLS says:

    Why Bother to look for a Gun in North Minneapolis then.

    1. here it comes says:

      For the real Kevin: ain’t diversity grand?

  5. Scott says:

    The man deserves a medal. Hopefully they catch the 3rd person also. It’s nice to see someone who is still willing to help their fellow humans, instead of standing idle and and letting someone get robbed because “it’s not their problem.”

    1. ShaNayNay says:

      Octavia gonna give him up fo’sur, dat “no snitch’in” code only be good until its yo a$$ on da line

  6. Observer says:

    Better detailed account from armed citizen here. I guess not all newspaper reporters hear the same details?


  7. tom says:

    Glad the permit holder will not be charged. he did his community service legally.

  8. TBEE says:

    People on the Greenway Bike Trail were being robbed and assaulted until one of the would-be victims pulled out a knife and defended himself. The attacks on the Greenway stopped instantly.

    1. More CCW's on the Streets says:

      The only thing better than that would be if he pulled a gun and swiiss-cheesed them all.

      I foresee more people defending themselves in the future. Wish someone could have protected the poor dude in SLP that got shot yesterday.

  9. g8bbgg says:

    The suspect who was shot had two felony convictions. Mr. Freeman why was he not in prison? Pled to serve just 90 days. Thank God 2012 is just around the corner, Amy kick them out followed by Mike Set them Free. We need someone who has a set of b@lls in there that will stand up the thugs. Jail is a punishment not a job training day camp. The sister is on the same path.

  10. our city in ruins says:

    Keep handing out the welfare Minnesota. Thanks for bringing this pig mother from Gary Ind.

  11. Sgt. Knowles says:

    This entire family of Hybrid kids were poorly raised by a Thug loving MaMa..Every kid had a different last name,a different Baby Daddy..It’s Hood trash,no loss.

    1. Knee Grows Funny says:


  12. Larry F. says:

    Too bad the good Samaritan didn’t shoot the sister between the eyes.

  13. Rom says:

    So, this was the same “woman” who said her brother was a good person. HA! Now even the Mother is involved with video of her cashing checks for a past robbery. I say throw the whole family of thugs in the joint for 10 years. Glad the Good Samaritan took out one of them. To bad more conceal and carry holders don’t get accosted.

    1. g8bbgg says:

      10 day with Mike Set Them Free in office………Vote him out in 2012 he has let to many off with just a slap on the had. Just let them plea and save the office money is Mikey’s plan who cares if a felon pistol whips an ol lady the next time. Get rid of Freeman.

  14. Cindy says:

    Tiime for da mama to be arrested also for her part in de crime circle.

  15. Jay says:

    This is a family of TRASH!! Mom defintely fails miserably as a MOTHER! Thank you to the person that took out at least one piece of the trash.

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