MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 63-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of murder in the case of a man found dead last week near downtown Minneapolis.
Police were called Oct. 8 to an apartment on the 1200 block of 8th Street South and when they arrived, they found an 86-year-old man dead at the complex. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner found the victim, Jama Adan Mohamed, died from multiple craniocerebral injuries and his death was ruled a homicide.
On Sunday, Minneapolis Police arrested Bashir Yusuf Jama in connection with the incident and he was charged Tuesday with one felony count of second-degree intentional murder.
According to the charges, the victim’s daughter came home to find him dead in an apartment. When authorities got to the scene, it appeared Mohamed had suffered from multiple sharp force injuries to his head and upper torso. He was found on the kitchen floor bleeding from the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The complaint states Jama is seen on surveillance video entering the building from a back entrance at about 12:33 p.m., about 10 minutes after Mohamed is spotted entering the building to head to his apartment. Jama was then seen leaving the building on surveillance about 18 minutes later with both hands inside his pockets as if he was concealing something.
According to the complaint, the two men knew each other and Jama went missing immediately after the murder and was acting strange. Police executed a search warrant on Jama’s residence on Sunday and found clothing he was spotted wearing on the day of the incident.
Jama denied to police that he was ever at Mohamed’s residence the day of the murder, but after being shown evidence, he admitted to killing Mohamed. He said he felt a group of people from the community were ostracizing him and he went to confront Mohamed about it. Jama admitted to hitting Mohamed several times with a piece of metal construction equipment.