Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed 6-year-old Girl in Brooklyn Center
A man accused of fleeing police in a vehicle and causing a collision that killed a little girl in Brooklyn Center has pleaded guilty.
Hakeem W. Muhammad, 29, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to two felony counts that caused a death and seriously injured another while fleeing police, court records revealed.
According to the criminal complaint, Muhammad was wanted on a murder charge when police spotted him at a gas station on 57th Avenue North, east of Highway 100. Officers approached Muhammad’s SUV with guns drawn before he sped away.
The complaint said Muhammad was traveling 94 miles per hour after running a red light and blowing through two stop signs when the crash occurred on westbound 53rd Avenue North near Humboldt Avenue. The crash killed 6-year-old Blessings McLaurin Grey.
The girl was one of five family members in the vehicle that Muhammad hit. Police say the girl’s sister, who was 15 at the time, suffered a serious brain injury due to the crash.
Muhammad is scheduled to be sentenced next month. He is expected to receive a sentence of at least 22 years.