Two men arrested in Chicago in shooting incident at Mall of America in Minnesota

CHICAGO (CBS Chicago/CBS Minnesota) –Two men wanted in a shooting at the Mall of America in the Twin Cities area were found and arrested in Chicago on Thursday.

Bloomington, Minnesota police said at 2:15 p.m. Rashad May, 23, and Shamar Lark, 21, were arrested in Chicago. Lark and May were seen leaving a hair salon and getting into a car driven by a woman, police in Bloomington, Minnesota said.

The precise location of the hair salon was not specified.

Police said agents from the Chicago FBI Fugitive Task Force stopped the car and May and Lark were arrested. A firearm was found in the car.

Rashad May and Shamar Lark

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Lark and May will be held in the Cook County jail until they are extradited to Minnesota for filming at the Mall of America on Thursday, August 4.

Bloomington police say Lark and May were with a group that got into an argument with another group at the Nike checkout last Thursday afternoon. Lark and May’s group left the store, but the two returned, May allegedly goaded Lark into opening fire on the other men who were still inside.

Both Lark and May fled the mall, and criminal charges filed earlier this week allege three people aided the men by helping them escape the area using a hotel shuttle Best Western.

No one was injured in the shooting, which sparked panic among shoppers and led to a rapid lockdown of the resort.


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