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Ahmed Abdi Arrested in Kansas City, Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend

Police say the 17-year-old fled to Kansas City after he shot and killed his 21-year-old girlfriend on April 11

Police say the 17-year-old fled to Kansas City after he shot and killed his 21-year-old girlfriend on April 11

According to charges filed by the Hennepin County Attorney, Ahmed Abdi's uncle got home at 6 a.m. April 11 after working all night.

He woke up at 1:45 in the afternoon to watch a soccer match. Abdi wandered into the kitchen of their triplex apartment in the West Phillips neighborhood shortly after and said hello to the uncle. Then Abdi returned to his bedroom.

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A few minutes later the uncle heard a gunshot come from Abdi's bedroom and Abdi ran from the room out the back door of the triplex.

The uncle called 911 at 2:12 p.m., telling the operator his wife's nephew "just shot a girl."

The girl, identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as 21-year-old Ayan Abdulahi, had been dating Abdi for about three months. She was shot through the right eye, and the bullet that killed her exited the left side of her head and was found in the mattress she died on.

Abdi went into hiding, but with two red paw print tattoos -- one reading "BIG" and the other "DOG" -- and a large shock of dreadlocks with highlights, he was an easy man to spot. Police tracked him to Kansas City and arrested him on April 24.

In the charges police cite several witnesses who link Abdi to a black Toyota Camry that was in the driveway of the triplex where the murder happened. According to the witnesses, Abdi had spent the previous day smoking weed and listening to music in the Camry. Later he threatened a man with a pistol in the parking lot of a liquor store after the man was robbed of a bottle of liquor.

Abdi is still being held in Kansas City while Hennepin County works on his extradition. He's been charged with second-degree murder.

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