Man who shot store clerk gets 12 years

On Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a Minneapolis man was sentenced to 144 months in prison for armed robbery.

According to court documents Abdiweli Mohamed Jama, 32, of Minneapolis, entered Market Barbeque armed with a handgun on Nov. 9, 2020, and attempted to rob the business.

A restaurant employee who tried to stop the robbery was shot in the shoulder and knee by Jama. He then fled the scene on foot.

Jama pleaded guilty to one count of Hobbes Act robbery and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence in a November 2021 hearing.

This case was investigated by the Minneapolis and Saint Paul police departments in coordination with the FBI.