Man sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatal St. Paul shooting |

Man sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatal St. Paul shooting

Mohamed Mohamud Farah Photo: Ramsey County Jail. Mohamed Mohamud Farah

Updated: September 23, 2021 10:57 AM
Created: September 23, 2021 10:50 AM

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for a fatal St. Paul shooting that happened in March. 

Court records show Mohamed Mohamud Farah, 31, pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge in August and was sentenced on Wednesday. Farah is credited with 153 days time served. 

Surveillance video footage captured the shooting on March 30.

It showed a man, later identified as Farah, walking into the Arcade Auto Body Shop in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood from an alley.

Farah entered through the front door and encountered Mohamed Jama Samatar, 36, and they both went into the office.

As Samatar opened the door, Farah pulled a handgun from his pocket and pointed it at Samatar.

Samatar raised his hands, but Farah shot him at point-blank range, according to the complaint.

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