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Shamar Lark, suspected of opening fire a week ago in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, was captured Thursday in Chicago, authorities said. His alleged accomplice was also apprehended.
Shamar Lark is 21 years old.
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Shamar Lark, who police previously identified as the suspected Mall of America gunman, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, police said. His alleged accomplice, 23-year-old Rashad May, was also arrested.
The two had been the subject of a multiagency search for several days.
At about 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, May and Lark were observed leaving a Chicago barber shop and getting into a car driven by a female, police said. Law enforcement stopped the vehicle, and the two men were arrested. A gun was also recovered, police said.
Earlier this week, police had identified Lark as the shooting suspect, stating that he was wanted on suspicion of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, intentional discharge of a firearm, and carrying a pistol without a permit in a public place, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County.
May was wanted on suspicion of aiding an offender to avoid arrest.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Denesh Raghubir, 23-year-old Selena Raghubir, and 23-year-old Delyanie Kwen-Shawn Arnold were taken into custody earlier this week and were charged with helping Lark and May escape.
Two of those suspects, Selena Raghubir and Denesh Raghubir, are cousins and were Best Western Hotel employees, police said.
On Aug. 4, the Mall of America was locked down after shots were fired in what police called an “isolated incident.” The shooting caused chaos, sending panicked customers and employees running for safety. Bloomington Police chief Booker Hodges said that there had been an altercation between two groups near the cash registers of a Nike store. Hodges noted that one of the groups left but returned, and one person fired three shots into the store. No injuries were reported.
In a news conference Monday, Hodges told reporters that Lark and May had lost a fight involving multiple other people in the Nike store. The two later returned after May told Lark to shoot up the store, Hodges said, and Lark fired three shots into the crowded store before both men fled.