Suspect who allegedly fatally shot father, sister, arrested after asking brother for help cleaning crime scene

Source: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Dec. 30 2021, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A Minnesota man is accused of fatally shooting his father and sister and then asking a brother for help cleaning up the crime scene, legal documents show.

According to Hennepin County court records obtained by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, on Dec. 20, Ibn M. Abdullah, 47, began legal proceedings to have his father, Marchone Abdullah, 74, and 55-year-old sister, Crystal Abdullah, evicted from a unit in a Robbinsdale duplex he owned.

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Six days later, the charges state, Ibn Abdullah stopped by the Brooklyn Park home of his brother, identified in court documents as T.J., and allegedly admitted he fatally shot their father and sister “a few days ago and that there might be a smell" and asked who could “clean up” the victims' home.

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After Ibn Abdullah left, T.J. contacted another brother, identified as C.J., who went to the apartment Marchone Abdullah and Crystal Abdullah shared.


C.J. called 911 after he found his father and sister’s bodies sitting upright in chairs. Each had suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the head.

Responding officers recovered a Glock handgun and two shell casings at the crime scene, according to KSTP-TV.

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Ibn Abdullah was taken into custody at his brother T.J.’s home the same day. He faces two counts of intentional second-degree murder, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 40 years behind bars.

Ibn Abdullah was being held in the Hennepin County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bail.

Police are investigating a possible motive for the deadly shootings. Earlier this year, civil court records show, the landlord murder suspect was involved in a court battle with the victims after they complained about issues with their apartment, including a broken toilet that caused “feces to overflow,” a broken water heater, and faulty smoke detectors.


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