18-Year-Old Charged With Murder After Armed Robbery

18-Year-Old Charged With Murder After Armed Robbery Photo: KSTP

June 17, 2017 03:30 PM

An 18-year-old New Hope man was charged with murder after an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday, according to a release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office .

Armajea Warren has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, according to the county attorney's office.

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Authorities had responded to a report of a vehicle striking a number of parked cars Tuesday night and arrived to find 17-year-old Austin Young inside a SUV at the intersection of 26th Avenue and Knox Avenue. Young had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and neck, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness approached investigators and said he had been in the SUV with Young and two other women. The witness told police they were in the area because one of the women wanted to purchase marijuana.

The witness said the two women left the vehicle and returned later with three men. The complaint said two women entered the SUV with Warren. Warren then puled out a handgun and said, "Give me everything", according to the complaint.

The witness said he tried to push Warren's arm out of the way so the gun was not pointed at Young. The witness, who was in the front seat of the SUV, then grabbed the steering wheel and pushed down on the accelerator to get away from Warren.

The complaint said the two women and three suspect males fled on foot as the SUV accelerated. The vehicle then crashed into a number of parked cars. According to the complaint, the witness then ran to get help.

Warren was booked in the Hennepin County Jail Thursday, according to the Hennepin County Jail log. He is expected to appear in court Monday.

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