By Cristina Lalia
A 26-year-old refugee from Somalia is facing murder charges after fatally shooting a young mother in Grand Forks, North Dakota over the weekend.
Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi, a convicted felon, shot and killed 28-year-old Megan Lea Gustafson of Grand Forks at around 1:30 am Sunday at an apartment complex.
RIP Megan Gustafson. A young mother from North Dakota who was murdered by a Somali refugee. pic.twitter.com/isqpNtWCsF
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) September 15, 2021
Police believe the two knew each other, however details about their relationship is unclear.
A Grand Forks man accused of shooting and killing a woman on Sunday morning now faces a murder charge.
Twenty-six-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi was originally arrested for manslaughter.
Police have also identified the victim as 28-year-old Megan Lea Gustafson of Grand Forks. The shooting occurred after an apparent argument inside a residence on the 1300 block of 8th Ave. N. Officers were responding to a call of a suspicious person about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they heard a gunshot inside the residence.
Police say a woman came out of the residence and fell to the ground. They are investigating the relationship between Abdullahi and Gustafson. They believe the two knew each other.
Abdullahi has a criminal past and recently threatened to shoot up a sports bar.
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