MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 28-year-old Hopkins man is accused of shooting and killing Guled Hashi Mohamed, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County District Court.
Biyamin Beiti Omar was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the incident, according to a criminal complaint.
The criminal complaint states Mohamed was the passenger in a car at about 11:20 p.m. on May 29 that was parked near a bar at 18th and Nicollet Avenues in Minneapolis.
A witness saw two men approach the car, the driver drove off and the two men chased the car. The driver eventually stopped, and Mohamed got out of the car and said to the two men “You know me. Why are you following me?”
Mohamed got back in the car, and a third man proceeded to run toward the car, firing gunshots toward the back of the car two or three times. The complaint states the driver drove off.
Mohamed suffered a gunshot wound to his right temple and died Monday at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Omar told police he was in the area at the time of the shooting but denied being involved, according to the complaint. He said he tried to run into the bar after the shooting with two other males and didn’t observe anyone shooting or anyone with a gun.
If convicted, Omar faces up to 40 years in prison.
Mohamed was one of six people shot in the Twin Cities between Sunday night and Monday morning. The incidents remain under investigation.