17-year-old girl arrested in connection with Moorhead taxi driver murder, 2 suspects now in custody | KSTP.com

17-year-old girl arrested in connection with Moorhead taxi driver murder, 2 suspects now in custody

17-year-old girl arrested in connection with Moorhead taxi driver murder, 2 suspects now in custody Photo: WDAY.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: May 10, 2021 03:59 PM
Created: May 10, 2021 12:46 PM

Police have made a second arrest in relation to the murder of a taxi driver in Moorhead. 

According to the Moorhead Police Department, a 17-year-old female from Moorhead is being held for charges relating to the murder of 24-year-old Abdullahi Abdullahi. At this time, she will not be identified to the public based on her age.

She is currently being held at the West Central Juvenile Detention Center for aiding and abetting several charges, including first-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, and second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony.

Taxi driver found dead in Moorhead had 'suspicious trauma' to his body

Last week, another suspect was arrested in connection with the murder. Police say 18-year-old Willie Sparkman, from Fargo, North Dakota, was taken into custody. An investigation states the shooting happened during a planned robbery, and it was determined that Abdullahi and Sparkman did not know each other. 

A criminal complaint states Sparkman told investigators he and the 17-year-old needed money for rent and devised a plan to rob people to get the money. However, he said the shooting was accidental and they didn't mean for it to happen.

Sparkman was being held in the Cass County Jail as of Wednesday. Clay County has issued a warrant for his arrest as of Friday, as the crime took place in a different county. 


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