Man pleads guilty to fatal Battle Creek gas station shooting

A man has pleaded guilty to murder in connection to a fatal shooting at a gas station in St. Paul’s Battle Creek neighborhood last year.

Warsame Ahmed Abdihoosh, 24, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of second-degree unintentional murder. A second-degree intentional murder charge against him will be dropped as part of the plea agreement.

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According to police, officers responded to shots fired reports near White Bear and Suburban avenues at around 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2021. State troopers were already providing aid to the victim — identified as 22-year-old Jarrid Neadeau-Lyons — but he died a short time later.

The gas station manager told police that Abdihoosh regularly caused problems at the store and had been escorted out of the store moments before gunshots were fired.

The victim’s girlfriend said she defended the cashier, which apparently angered Abdihoosh, and Neadeau-Lyons then punched Abdihoosh before the shooting.

Abdihoosh’s sentencing is set for July 19.