MINNEAPOLIS - An 18-year-old man faces six-counts of aggravated robbery in connection to a two-night crime spree, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Kevin Lamarr Mason, 18, and his accomplices robbed several victims dating back to Jan. 8, according to authorities.
The first of the armed robberies occurred near 34th Street and Colfax Avenue South. Police say Mason entered a car and pointed a gun at three people inside. He took the wallet and cell phone of one of the victims while two other suspects approached the car and took the other victims' wallets and cell phones.
Minneapolis police were able to link Mason to the crime scene with finger prints from the door handle. Mason was also positively identified by a victim in a photographic line up.
The following night, police were called to the 3700 block of Emerson Avenue North on a shooting call. When officers arrived they found a victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.
Two victims told police they were walking home from a nearby convenience store when they realized they were being followed by two men. One of the men, later identified as Mason, grabbed one of the victims, stuck a gun in his side and then began to rifle through both victims' pockets. The other suspect held the two victims as gunpoint.
As a police car drove nearby, tone of the victims tried to run, but Mason starting shooting at him, police said. They said the victim was struck by a bullet. A detailed description of Mason was given to police and he was taken into custody a short time later.
Mason is currently being held at the Hennepin County Jail.
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