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Man convicted of firing shots and robbing Roseville Pawn America

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A St. Paul man accused of robbing a Roseville Pawn America at gunpoint has been found guilty.

The U. S. Attorney's Office says Marvin Spencer, 53, has been convicted of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. He has also been convicted of possessing ammunition as a felon and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

In July 2014, Spencer and another man – Derrick Lynch – entered the shop. Spencer began firing a pistol and shot one employee in the leg. The attorney's office says he fired at least once more towards other employees.

The employee's injuries were not life-threatening.

Meanwhile, Lynch smashed a display case and stole more than $58,000 worth of jewelry and watches. Then the men fled.

Prosecutors say Lynch was arrested in Woodbury on Aug. 8, 2014.

Spencer was arrested a few weeks later after Roseville police released surveillance video of the men. He was found in Moline, Illinois.

Spencer admitted to police that he had been the shooter in the robbery, but he said he didn't know the gun was loaded and claimed the first shot was accidental.

A federal jury found Spencer guilty on Wednesday. The attorney's office says sentencing hearings will be set later.

The Attorney's office refers to Spencer as a "career criminal" and says he has a history of violence.

Officials say Lynch pleaded guilty to the armed robbery and aiding Spencer in Dec. 2014.

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