Minneapolis man pleads guilty to robbery of Minneapolis business | USAO-MN

St. Paul, Minn. – A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty today to a Hobbs Law robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a store clerk, Interim US Attorney Charles J. Kovats said.

According to court documents, on April 27, 2021, Marlow Ramsey Carson, 30, robbed Blue Sky Wireless and West Bend Furniture located in Minneapolis. During the theft, the accused planted a handgun under a barrier on the counter and demanded money from the store clerk. Carson shot the store clerk in the chest before running out of the store and into the passenger side of his vehicle, which quickly pulled away. The store clerk was transported by ambulance to the emergency room where he was later pronounced dead.

Carson pleaded guilty today before United States District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank to one count of obstructing trade by robbery and one count of possession of ammunition as a criminal. Carson has previously been convicted of a felony and is therefore prohibited from owning any firearms or ammunition at any time. Sentencing will be scheduled later.

This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Minneapolis Police Department.

Assistant US prosecutors Harry M. Jacobs and Samantha H. Bates are continuing the case.


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