Bloomington man charged with 2nd-degree murder, fleeing police

A Bloomington man faces murder and fleeing police charges after witnesses saw him dragging a woman’s body and throwing it in a dumpster at an apartment complex on Monday.

A criminal complaint states that Nasri Ahmed Abdilahi, also known as Guuled Ahmed Abdilahi, has been charged with second-degree murder charges as well as one count of fleeing police. He will make his first appearance in court on Thursday, while he is being held at the Hennepin County Jail with a $1 million bond.

The woman killed in the incident was reportedly involved in a romantic relationship with Abdilahi. They also share a baby together.

The complaint details the following:

On Monday, Sept. 27, at about 9:45 a.m., the Bloomington Police Department responded to the Nicollet Court Apartments located in the 8900 block of Nicollet Avenue South on the report of a man dragging a woman’s body through the parking lot of an apartment complex and throwing the body in a dumpster.

When police arrived, several witnesses pointed officers to the area of the dumpster. Officers witnessed a blood trail leading up to the dumpster. Inside the dumpster, authorities found the woman unresponsive and bloody. Police noted that the woman was deceased and had significant trauma to her face and upper body area. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said the victim had been stabbed several times in the neck and suffered significant blunt force trauma.

One witness, who is a resident at the apartment complex, told police she was looking out the window when she saw Abdilahi dragging the woman through the parking lot. The witness said she began to yell out the window, "what are you doing?" and yelling for help. She then called 911 when she saw Abdilahi dump the body in the dumpster. Officers found a blood trail that led to the residence where both the victim and Abdilahi lived. Officers found a large pool of blood and a knife at the residence.

The complaint goes on to say other witnesses living at the complex stated they heard screams for help coming from a woman but looked outside and didn’t see anything.

Officers attempted to stop Abdilahi from leaving the area when witnesses pointed him out as the suspect to police. Abdilahi fled the scene in his vehicle and crashed into a marked squad car that was parked at the entrance to the apartment complex. He then continued to flee from officers in his vehicle. Abdilahi led police on a high-speed chase, traveling about 70 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone, according to the complaint. The chase concluded in Minneapolis when officers completed a PIT maneuver on the suspect’s vehicle. He was then arrested, with police noting blood on Abdilahi’s body, clothing and sandals. Police also found an infant child inside the vehicle.

After speaking with the family of the victim and Abdilahi, police learned that Abdilahi suffers from mental health issues.