Ex-con charged with fatally shooting Minneapolis store clerk six times during holdup

Murder charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of a Minneapolis store clerk during an armed robbery on Tuesday.

On Friday, the Hennepin County attorney’s office said Marlow Carson, 30, of Minneapolis was charged with intentional second-degree murder and attempted first-degree aggravated robbery. Carson was also charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction.

The slaying happened Tuesday evening at a Somali-operated marketplace in the 400 block of Cedar Avenue South in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

The victim, identified by friends as 40-year-old Liibaan Baqarre, was shot six times and later pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center.

According to prosecutors, Baqarre was shot as he attempted to lock a door to keep Carson from getting behind the store counter.

Carson fled in a black Chevrolet Impala, which was later tracked to St. Paul, where he was arrested Wednesday.

Carson was convicted in 2010 for first-degree aggravated robbery and in 2015 for third-degree drug sale.

According to a GoFundMe campaign established to support Baqarre’s family, he is survived by a wife and four young children.

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