"A Young Man Lost His Life Because Of An Argument Over A Cell Phone"

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An 18-year-old Minneapolis man who fled after allegedly killing a man over a cell phone in late January has been apprehended, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.

Authorities say Evan Denny is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 24 killing of 20-year-old Mohamud Abdiwahab Hilowle.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim came to a house on Circle Terrace Blvd. late at night and then got into an argument with the people at the house over a cell phone. Denny then left the house and came back with a handgun. He then allegedly fired several shots at the victim, who died.

Denny fled but was taken into custody Wednesday.

“It is tragic that a young man lost his life because of an argument over a cell phone,” Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo said.

Denny’s bail was set at $4 million Thursday. His next court appearance is set for April 7, 2016.

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