Columbia Heights Teen Charged in Fatal Shooting of Brooklyn Park Boy
A Columbia Heights teenager has been charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged Farah Ahmed, 18, with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting Jahcohn Anderson Jr, of Brooklyn Park, at the Quick African Market on May 12.
According to the criminal complaint, Brooklyn Park police were dispatched to the store at 9:46 p.m. on a report of a shooting.
Arriving officers found a teen, later identified by the Hennpin County Medical Examiner as Anderson, lying face down in the entryway of the store. He had gunshot wounds in his head and torso, the complaint said.
First responders transported Anderson to North Memorial Health Hospital. Doctors pronounced him dead about an hour later.
Witness “100 percent” Certain Teenage Suspect Fired Shots
Witnesses told police that the shooter had already been inside the store when Anderson arrived.
“When [Anderson] walked in, he approached the suspect, raised his arms out to his side, and said something to the suspect,” the criminal complaint reads. “Staff said at this point, the suspect began shooting [Anderson] and chased [him] out the store while continuing to shoot.”
Investigators noted that the alleged shooter, later identified as Ahmed, arrived at the store in a Honda CRV with a Colorado license plate.
Police checked the license plate number and found that the vehicle had been involved in a traffic stop earlier in May. During that stop, Ahmed had been driving the vehicle.
Officers created a photo lineup that included Ahmed’s driver’s license photo and showed it to a witness. The witness told officers he was “100 percent” certain that Ahmed was the shooter.
Ahmed turned himself in to Brooklyn Park Police on May 13.
Officers executed a search warrant on Ahmed’s Columbia Heights residence. They found two extended handgun magazines and clothing that matched with what the shooter wore during the shooting.
Police booked Ahmed in the Hennepin County Jail. The district court set his bail at $1 million.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.
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