MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men are facing charges for trying to rob a Verizon store in Inver Grover Heights last summer.
Jamaal Marquie Mays, 33, and Jaquon Keshawn Moman, 25, are facing federal robbery and firearms charges in the August 17, 2017, incident.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Gorgeous Fall Weather On #Top10WxDay
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, the two men attempted to rob the store while brandishing a firearm in front of a store employee. That employee has a concealed carry permit, and fired his own gun at Mays and Moman, who returned fire.READ MORE: Allina WestHealth's ER, Urgent Care Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay
One of the men charged was injured in the shootout and hospitalized. The employee was not harmed.MORE NEWS: 2 Crashes On I-35W Leave 1 Dead
Prosecutors say Mays is a felon, and is therefore prohibited from having a gun.