Man charged with murder for Somali mall shooting

The Hennepin County AttorneyâÄôs Office charged Hassan Mohamed Abdillahi Monday for second-degree murder in the Sept. 29 shooting death of Abishakur Adan Hassan . According to the complaint: Hassan was leaving the Somali community mall located at 912 E 24th St. in Minneapolis, when a man wearing a hood approached him and his two friends. The hooded man, who witnesses later identified as Abdillahi, allegedly shot Hassan in the chest and ran away âÄî all captured on mall surveillance cameras. Abdillahi told a witness on Sept. 11 that he was going to kill Hassan in retaliation for his cousin Abdi Abdullahi âÄôs April 11 murder. The witness said Abdillahi believed Hassan was friends with his cousinâÄôs murderer, who he thought had fled to Kenya. Instead of killing the real murderer, the witness said that Abdillahi told him he would kill Hassan. Witnesses, who said Abdillahi was three feet away from them before he shot Hassan, identified him both on the surveillance footage and from a suspect photo lineup, according to the report. He was arrested Wednesday. Abdillahi is being held at the Hennepin County Jail. Omar Jamal, of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center , said the idea of vendetta is making waves in the Somali community. âÄúOf course the idea of retaliation created a very serious reaction and concern and fear,âÄù Jamal said. He also stressed that the community should withhold judgment until the courts have made their decision, especially considering, what he said, were vague and unclear police documents. Bike theft stopped in action University of Minnesota police officers stopped four men from stealing bikes at Coffman Union around midnight on Saturday. University police were flagged down by a bystander near Coffman who saw the group trying to steal bikes near the Union racks, University police Lt. Troy Buhta said. Officers David Wilske and Long Xiong spotted the alleged thieves and chased them, Wilske in a squad car and Xiong on foot. With the help of other UMPD officers, two suspects were arrested and two others got away, Buhta said. Romaine Johnson , 18, was booked at Hennepin County Jail for running from an officer, loitering with intent to commit a crime and for giving false information to the police. Wilske cited the other suspect, a minor, with running from an officer, loitering with intent to commit a crime and breaking curfew. The juvenile was taken home, and the three bicycles were inventoried at the UMPD station, according to the report. Buhta said he believes bike theft is up on campus. Political bumper stickers lead to keyed cars? At least three cars have been keyed at the Oak Street parking ramp within the last two weeks, and two of the vehicles belong to the same person, John Nyman, a University Health Policy Management professor . âÄúI donâÄôt think I have any enemies,âÄù Nyman said. âÄúI donâÄôt think they are targeting me.âÄù Instead, Nyman thinks people are keying his cars because of political bumper stickers on both of his vehicles. The other keyed vehicle also had the same candidateâÄôs sticker on her car, said Dillon Fried , a parking supervisor. University police are investigating the incidents by reviewing the rampâÄôs surveillance footage, but Buhta said itâÄôs important for people to protect their cars by parking them in the most visible place possible and reporting any suspicious people.