Guled Hashi Mohamed's family pleads for murder witnesses to come forward
Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer.
"My son was brought here at a young age, he came here to have an opportunity, he didn't come here to die," said Hashi Mohamed, the slain man's father.
The Burnsville man graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and was set to further his education at St. Cloud State University. At the vigil, he was described as a social worker in the Somali community, a loving father and husband.
Police have made no arrests in the case, and don't know why Mohamed was shot while he sat in his car outside a restaurant on Nicollet near Groveland. Off duty cops heard the gunfire, and shortly afterward, Mohamed's body was left in the car at the SuperAmerica at 22nd and Lyndale. Medics rushed him to HCMC, where he died on Tuesday.
Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact the TIPS Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).
2011 Minneapolis Homicides:
Krissy Bates, 45, was strangled, stabbed, and beaten to death on January 11 in her apartment at 1302 Linden Ave. Arnold Darwin Waukazo, her boyfriend, has been charged with murdering Bates, who was transgender.
Stanley Curtis Rogers, 58, was shot dead on the night of January 21 in what police describe as a robbery gone bad in an alley behind 3656 Clinton Ave. S. Ladell James Antone Johnson, 18, has been charged with his murder.
Jeremee Jon Kraskey, 32, died of multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning, February 26. Police found his body in the back yard of a home at 3520 14th Ave. S. near Powderhorn Park.
Stephanie Smith, 21, was shot and killed the night of March 28 as she was riding in a car on Park Avenue South with another man. Someone opened fire from another vehicle, and then sped away. There have been no arrests yet in the case.
Benjamin Van Handel, 23, a U of M student out late with friends in Dinkytown, was intentionally run over early in the morning on April 15. He died of his injuries April 21. Timothy Ayman Bakdash, 29, is charged with his murder.
Tomika Swoope, 19, was shot on April 25 in a suspected drive-by on Columbus Avenue South, near her home. Witnesses think she was mistaken for being a gang member. She died April 28 at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Keontrell Govan, 18, died the day after he was found shot in the alley behind the Church of St. Bridget in north Minneapolis on May 4. Ishmael Rashad Moore and Dashaunta D'Mar Gomez, both 17, have been charged with second degree murder in the case.
Kristopher Miller, 27, a popular staffer at North High School, was found shot dead in front of his home on May 11. Derrick Griffin, an associate pastor at the North Side's True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, has been charged with the murder
Edward Trondell Baker, 24, was shot early in the morning on May 24 in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, just a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Guled Hashi Mohamed, 25, was shot late the night of May 29 while sitting in his car outside a restaurant on Nicollet at Groveland avenues, then left at a gas station at Lyndale and 22nd. He died two days later at Hennepin County Medical Center.