Three people were charged Friday in connection with an Eden Prairie robbery that left one victim dead.
Lennie Dwayne Brooks, 33, of Zumbro Falls, Minn.; his brother, Randy Lorenzo Brooks, 23, of Wabasha, and Autumn Marie Nichols, 20, of St. Paul, were each charged in a federal indictment with one count of robbery.
According to investigators, the three stole about $50,000 belonging to the Shaung Hur Asian Markets during the October home invasion.
Eden Prairie police said they received a call about 10:40 p.m. on Oct. 6 from a woman who said her home had been broken into and the man who was in the home with her was in need of medical attention. Responders performed CPR on the 63-year-old man, Oukham Oudavanh, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said he died of cardiac arrest. His death is being treated as a homicide.
On Thursday, Eden Prairie police assisted the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with the arrests in the case. According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, the Brooks brothers and Nichols are charged with violating the Hobbs Act, which prohibits actual or attempted robbery affecting interstate or foreign commerce “in any way or degree.”