Minneapolis man sentenced to 12 years for armed robbery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for an armed robbery that injured one person.

Abdiweli Mohamed Jama pleaded guilty in November to robbery and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence. The robbery took place in November 2020.

Authorities say the 32-year-old Jama was armed with a pistol when he attempted to rob Market Barbecue in Minneapolis.

An employee was shot once in the shoulder and once in the knee during a struggle to get the gun from Jama.

Jama was ordered to serve five years of supervised release at the end of his prison term.