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Man, 30, charged with murder of store clerk in Cedar-Riverside

The victim was shot six times during the Tuesday robbery.
Abdifatah H. Mohamed.

Abdifatah H. Mohamed.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Cedar-Riverside store worker during a robbery on Tuesday.

Marlow Carson, of Minneapolis, is facing 2nd-degree intentional murder charges and attempted 1st-degree aggravated robbery for the incident that saw him fatally shoot Abdifatah H. Mohamed.

The 40-year-old was found lying behind a counter in the store having been shot six times, and died a short time later at Hennepin County Medical Center.

According to the Hennepin County Attorney, Carson had walked into the store and pointed a gun at the owner, who was behind the counter with Mohamed, and demanded money.

As the owner complied, Mohamed tried to lock the inner door to the counter so that Carson couldn't get in behind. When Carson noticed this, he shot Mohamed multiple times before fleeing in a black Chevy Impala.

Witnesses gave police a description of the vehicle, with Carson also posting a Facebook Live video shortly afterwards in which he points a handgun at the camera.

Police tracked the vehicle to St. Paul the day after the shooting, and found Carson getting in and driving off.

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During a traffic stop, Carson admitted he had a handgun on him, and also admitted to wearing the same clothes he had on during the robbery.

The complaint says that Carson admitted to being involved in the shooting after being shown surveillance footage of the shooting.

He said he had an "extremely bad day" and that "I wasn't trying to hurt nobody."

Carson has been convicted twice before, for 1st-degree aggravated robbery in 2010, and 3rd-degree drug sale in 2015.

A GoFundMe for Mohamed, also known as Libaan Baqarre, said he leaves behind a wife and their four children, whose ages range from 1 to 11.

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