Three People Charged with Helping Mall of America Shooting Suspects Flee Police

Delyanie Arnold, Denesh Raghubir and Selena Raghubir / Credit: Hennepin County/CBS

Police have arrested and charged three people, including two Best Western hotel employees, for allegedly helping the suspects in last week’s shooting at the Mall of America flee authorities. Denesh Raghubir, 21, Selena Raghubir, 23, and Delyanie Kwen-Shawn Arnold, 23, are each charged with one count of aiding an offender to avoid arrest, according to the criminal complaint.

Last Thursday, the Mall of America was placed on lockdown after shots were fired in what police called an “isolated incident” in the Bloomington, Minnesota, shopping center. Bloomington Police chief Booker Hodges said that there had been an altercation between two groups near the cash registers of the Nike store. One of the groups left, but then returned, and one person fired three shots into the store, Hodges said. No injuries have been reported.

Rashad May and Shamar Lark / Credit: Hennepin County/CBS

During a press conference on Monday, Hodges identified the alleged shooter as 21-year-old Shamar Lark, who is being sought on suspicion of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, intentional discharge of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit in a public place, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County.

His alleged accomplice, 23-year-old Rashad May, is being sought on suspicion of aiding an offender to avoid arrest, court documents showed.

Hodges told reporters that Lark and May lost a fight involving multiple other people at a Nike store in the Mall of America. They later returned after May told Lark to shoot up the store, Hodges said, and Lark fired three shots into the crowded sneaker store before both men fled the scene.

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SOURCE: CBS News, Gina Martinez