MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men in their early 20s have been charged in connection to a Craigslist transaction that turned into a shooting outside of a Shakopee Walmart Tuesday.
At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shakopee Police say one of the suspects met with the victim at the entryway of the Walmart for a cell phone transaction. One of the suspects, while holding the phone, fled to the parking lot to a van waiting with the other suspect.READ MORE: Next Weather: Warmer Tuesday, Rainy Wednesday
Police say the victim chased the suspect, and the suspect turned around and pointed a gun at the victim, who darted behind a shopping cart and pulled out his weapon, which he had a permit for. The victim fired at the suspect as he jumped into the van, and the suspects fled.
The store was briefly put on lockdown as a result of the incident.READ MORE: Man Found Stabbed To Death Inside Minneapolis Apartment
On Thursday, the suspects — who are now in custody — were identified as 21-year-old Mohamed Mohamud Hassan of Eden Prairie and 20-year-old Abdimalik Ahmed Aden of Minneapolis.
Now, both face felony charges of simple robbery and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.MORE NEWS: Kepler Hits Slam, Urshela And Twins Walk Off Tigers 5-4
If convicted, both could face up to 10 years in prison on the simple robbery charge and up to seven years in prison on the assault charge.