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Minnesota man fired single shot at victim, killing him, cops say

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Dec. 23 2021, Published 4:51 p.m. ET

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A Minnesota man has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed a man during an argument.

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Sakaria Osman Ahmed, 31, was charged with intentional second-degree murder in the shooting of Faisal A. Abukar, 33, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Ahmed is in jail on a $1.5 million bail, according to The Star Tribune.

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Police responded to the Marathon gas station at 1969 Silver Bell Road in Eagen, Minnesota, just before 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 for a report of a shooting, The Star Tribune reported.

Police found Abukar critically wounded from a gunshot to the head, and a discharged GFL 9mm Luger cartridge lay nearby, according to The Star Tribune.

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Abukar was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died the next day, The Star Tribune reported.

Officers arrested Ahmed within minutes and found a 9mm handgun in his pocket loaded with the same ammunition they found at the crime scene, The Star Tribune reported.

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A witness later told investigators that he and Abukar drove to the gas station to meet with two other men, according to The Star Tribune. Police did not reveal the nature of the meeting.

When they arrived, the passenger of the waiting vehicle got into the back seat of Abukar’s vehicle, where he got into an argument over the position of the seat, The Star Tribune reported.

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The men exited the vehicle and a struggle ensued, according to The Star Tribune. Ahmed allegedly fired a single shot, fatally striking Abukar.

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