Charges: 18-year-old charged in fatal shooting of juvenile in Brooklyn Park

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An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting of a juvenile Friday night, Brooklyn Park police said.

Farah Mohamed Ahmed, of Columbia Heights, is charged with one count of second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of 40 years.

Officers from the Brooklyn Park Police Department were called to the African Market on the 5700 block of Brookdale Drive around 9:46 p.m. Friday for a report of a minor with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a criminal complaint.

Law enforcement found 16-year-old Jahcohn Edward Anderson suffering from several gunshot wounds to the head and upper torso. He was brought to the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, where he later died, police said.

Staff at the African Market told Brooklyn Park Police that Ahmed had been at the store earlier in the day, which officers confirmed with surveillance footage, according to the complaint.

The complaint stated that a witness told police that Ahmed was already in the store when Anderson entered. Anderson reportedly walked up to Ahmed, raised his arms out to his side, and said something to him. At this point, the witness said Ahmed began shooting Anderson and chased him out of the store while continuing to shoot.

Ahmed then drove away in a Honda CRV, according to the complaint. Law enforcement officials showed the witness a photo line-up and he identified Ahmed, saying he was “100 percent certain.”

Brooklyn Park police announced the arrest of Ahmed on Saturday evening. Records show Ahmed is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.

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