MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in the library shooting that left a homeless man paralyzed.
Along with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, the police department is hoping someone will recognize the man in the photo above, which was taken from security cameras inside the library. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.
Police say they believe the man is a suspect in the June 13 shooting inside the Franklin Avenue Library. They say he’s known to frequent both that library as well as the downtown Minneapolis library.
The shooting left a 42-year-old man, later identified as Macdad Abdullahi, paralyzed from the waist down. He suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where doctors determined his injuries were irreversible.
Investigators say Abdullahi was using the restroom when the suspect came in and shot him without provocation.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-8477 or text TIP674, plus your information to 274637. You can also go to the Crime Stoppers website and click on “Give a Tip.” All callers are given a unique identifier and no names are used.