MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul man has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Jarrid Neadeau-Lyons on the city’s east side on Thursday afternoon, marking St. Paul’s 28th homicide of 2021.
Warsame Ahmed Abdihoosh, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree murder while committing a felony assault.
According to the criminal complaint, Abdhoosh was at the BP gas station on the 1700 block of Suburban Avenue and went inside to give the cashier a “hard time,” as he was having trouble purchasing gas.
Neadeau-Lyons’ girlfriend, who knew the cashier, said she felt obligated to say something in the cashier’s defense, but Abdihoosh allegedly threatened to spit on her. She told Neadeau-Lyons, who then went out to confront Abdihoosh.
According to surveillance video, Neadeau-Lyons swung at Abdihoosh, and Abdihoosh shot him several times.
When police officers arrived at the gas station, they found state troopers proving live-saving support to Neadeau-Lyons. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. His cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the chest.
An officer then spoke to Abdihoosh, and he turned himself in. In a post-Miranda interview, he admitted to grabbing his stolen 9mm handgun and firing a round at Neadeau-Lyons.
If convicted, Abdihoosh could face a maximum of 80 years in prison.
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