On Thursday afternoon, two people suspected of shooting at the Mall of America were arrested in Chicago, where they were hiding from police.
Prosecutors say that on August 4, Shamar Alon Lark, 21, and Rashad Jamal May, 23, fired three shots after arguing with people at a Nike store in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. No one was injured in the situation.
In a press release, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said the arrests should serve as an example of what the government will do to end gun violence.
“We told you a week ago that you can’t just shoot the mall and get away with it. You can’t do these things and still live in a free society.
Three other people were also arrested for helping Shamar Lark and Rashad May get away from the crime scene.
What Happened After the Mall of America Shooting
CBS reports that police have named Shamar Lark as the shooter in the Mall of America shooting. Rashad May is accused of helping Lark hide from the police.
The New York Post said Lark was charged with purposely shooting a firearm, assaulting with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, and carrying a pistol without a license. Rashad May was found guilty of aiding a criminal.
KARE 11 said FBI agents caught the two men as they left a barber shop in Chicago in a car driven by an accomplice. Authorities believe they may have had their hair cut to hide who they were.
Denesh Raghubir, 21, Selena Raghubir, 23, and Delyanie Kwen-Shawn Arnold, 23, were all arrested for helping them. Denesh and Selena Raghubir worked at a Best Western hotel near the Mall of America. They were cousins.
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Authorities say Selena Raghubir and Delyani Arnold were dating. As the Mall of America was closed after the shooting, the suspects reportedly called on Arnold for help as they tried to flee. Arnold then told Selena, who asked her cousin Denesh to go to the mall and help Lark and May escape.
Authorities say Denesh lied to them when they questioned him because he first said Lark and May were at the hotel. The Best Western hotel was also quarantined because of this.
Lark and May are currently being held at Cook County Jail in Illinois. They will be sent to Minnesota, where they will likely face trial.