Minneapolis man pleads guilty to June carjacking, admits to participating in 2 others
Federal prosecutors say a Minneapolis man could serve up to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a carjacking charge.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 18-year-old Shamir Nathann Black entered the guilty plea Tuesday and also admitted to being involved in two other armed carjackings in Golden Valley earlier this year.
Prosecutors say Black, as well as an accomplice who hasn’t been identified as of this time, approached a woman outside of her workplace on June 9, 2022, and demanded she give them her car keys before pushing her to the ground and hitting her with a firearm.
A bystander was also assaulted by Black, prosecutors say.
At one point, Black allegedly fired the gun toward the bystander but, eventually, he and his accomplice were pulled from the vehicle by other bystanders and ran from the scene.
Responding officers found what prosecutors say was a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol that had been stolen in April from Prior Lake.
In addition, police say they found a Volkswagen Jetta was stolen from a Prior Lake home the same night the gun had been stolen. The vehicle was later found at Black’s home in Minneapolis, and he was arrested on June 24.
Black will be sentenced at a later time.