2 suspects in Mall of America shots fired investigation arrested in Chicago
(KSTP) – Authorities have arrested two suspects connected to the shots fired incident at the Mall of America last week, according to an update Thursday from Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges.
An FBI task force arrested Shamar Lark and Rashad May after they stepped out of a barbershop in Chicago. Chief Hodges said law enforcement made the arrest without incident at about 2:25 p.m. on Thursday.
Officers say they initiated a traffic stop after the two stepped inside a vehicle driven by someone else.
A weapon was found inside, but it is unknown if it was the same weapon used at the Mall of America.
This comes a week after the incident, which prompted a lockdown, and also as the mall celebrates its 30th birthday.
Over the weekend, three suspects were arrested and charged this week with aiding an offender. However, as of Monday, one other suspect and the person who fired the gunshots in the mall were still on the loose.
Mall of America said earlier this week that it has increased its law enforcement and security presence, including K-9 units, patrols and plainclothes officers. However, it’s unclear how long that will remain in effect.