Arrest made in violent attempted carjacking caught on camera 

"I’m happy they caught him, but I’m afraid about the other one that's still out there," the victim told Alpha News.

Shamir Black/Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

An arrest has been made in an attempted carjacking caught on camera in Northeast Minneapolis earlier this month.

It was Thursday, June 9 just after 4 p.m. when Marlo was leaving Tony Jaros’ River Garden on Marshall Street NE when she was attacked.

The 51-year-old woman has worked at the bar for the last 18 years. She asked we not use her last name.

Two men in masks with their hoodies up were near Marlo’s Audi, waiting for her, when she got off work.

Security camera footage captured what happened next. Marlo was attacked from behind when she went to open her car door. Marlo said the man’s mouth was covered, but she heard him demand that she hand over her car keys. She refused.

That man then threw Marlo to the ground in the parking lot, cocked a gun, and pistol-whipped her across the head. Marlo said her attacker also fired the gun but that it appeared to jam.

A cook from the bar and bar patrons ran over when they heard the struggle. The fight in the parking lot went on for about a minute before the two men in hoodies finally ran away.

When Minneapolis police responded to the scene they found Marlo bleeding from the head.

Police recovered a gun and a bloody shirt left behind at a nearby park.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shamir Black on Friday afternoon. Marlo told Alpha News the 18-year-old’s fingerprints were on the gear shift of her car and her blood was on his shirt.

“I’m happy they caught him, but I’m afraid about the other one that’s still out there,” Marlo told Alpha News.

She also said she is thankful for all the support she has received since sharing her story, but she believes she will never be the same.

According to the criminal complaint against Black, the “very unique firearm” recovered in the park had been stolen in a recent burglary. The court filing also said Black’s social media contained a video of him holding the gun after the burglary and prior to Marlo’s attempted carjacking.

Black turned 18 in January and had just been charged in March for receiving stolen property. A criminal complaint in that case states that on March 13 Eden Prairie police responded to a stolen car in a Target parking lot. A license plate reader found that the vehicle Black was driving had been stolen the day before in Brooklyn Park. Eden Prairie police arrested Black in the parking lot.

For that crime, a $5,000 bail was requested but it’s unclear if any was paid. Either way, Black was free again.

According to Crime Watch Minneapolis, Black’s address traces back to another carjacking case from June 1. It was 2 in the afternoon when someone was carjacked for their Audi at Wirth Park and dispatch audio refers to his north Minneapolis address as a “known dumping ground” for stolen vehicles.

Black is now being held on a $250,000 bail on felony robbery and assault charges.


Liz Collin

Liz Collin has been a truth-teller for 20 years as a multi-Emmy-Award-winning reporter and anchor. Liz is a Worthington, Minnesota native who lives in the suburbs with her husband, son and loyal lab.