Ahmed Shire Ali avoids murder rap in Seward Market slayings

Categories: Homicide Files

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Ahmed Shire Ali, one of two men charged with murder in January's bloodbath at the Seward Market on Franklin Avenue, pleaded guilty today to lesser charges in Hennepin County Court: Attempted aggravated robbery. He faces a maximum of 18 years behind bars.

Ahmed Ali says his accomplice, Mahdi Ali, was the gunman in the shootings. Both were charged in January with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Abdifatah Warfa, his cousin Mohamed Warfa, and Anwar Mohammed. The three Somalis were the third, fourth and fifth homicides in Minneapolis this year:

You can read the original complaint against Ahmed Ali by clicking here.

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