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Teenager pleads guilty to carjacking woman outside her workplace

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to carjacking a woman outside her workplace in northeast Minneapolis in June.

Shamir Black, 18, also admitted to being involved in two additional carjackings in Golden Valley last spring.

Court documents say that Black and an unidentified accomplice approached a woman and demanded her car keys before Black pushed the woman to the ground and hit her head with a firearm.

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Hennepin County

Black assaulted a bystander who attempted to help the carjacking victim. He discharged his weapon in the bystander’s direction before getting into the vehicle.

Witnesses pulled Black from the driver’s seat of the car. He and his accomplice left the scene on foot.

Officers at the scene found a pistol that had been reported stolen in Prior Lake in April. A social media video showed Black waving around a gun that matched the one recovered.

Law enforcement took Black into custody while recovering a stolen Volkswagen Jetta from his residence.

Black faces up to 15 years in prison.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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