Rochester police believe the fatal shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning near St. Mary’s Hospital was an accident.
Capt. John Sherwin says the evidence, including video images and physical evidence at the crime scene, indicates 30-year-old Abdulkadir Omar Mohamed fired the shot that killed 31-year-old Abdullahi Omar Sheikh.
Both men were in a car driven by Sheikh that crashed into a curb just before 2:30 morning. Capt. Sherwin says Mohamed was riding in the backseat and is accused of firing a shot that went through the driver’s seat of the vehicle and into the upper torso of Sheikh, resulting in his death.
Mohamed is expected to be charged with 2nd degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Capt. Sherwin says investigators were able to locate a third man who was in the vehicle when the shooting occurred and his statements match the physical evidence pointing to Mohamed as the person responsible for the fatal shooting.
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