Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, arrested in connection with hit and run death of Jessica Hanson [MUGSHOT]

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From left to right, mugshots of Ali taken in 2008, 2011, and 2012.
:::: UPDATE :::: Abdirahman Ali charged with criminal vehicular homicide for Jessica Hanson hit and run

The Minneapolis Police Department announced today it has arrested 24-year-old Abdirahman Abdi Ali in connection with the car-on-bike hit and run that killed Jessica Hanson.

Ali is currently being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation, and additional charges may be forthcoming.

THE BACKSTORY: Jessica Hanson, 24, killed while bicycling in hit and run near Lyn-Lake [UPDATE]

Though an MPD press release says, "There is a hold on [Ali's] arrest photo for possible photo line-ups," he's been booked into jail numerous times in recent years for crimes ranging from giving a false name to police to carrying a pistol without a permit to driving with a suspended license. Three of his previous mugs are visible at the top of the page.

Here's the full MPD press release:
This morning around 10:00am, Abdirahman Abdi Ali, DOB 04/02/1989 was arrested for the hit and run that killed bicyclist Jessica Hanson. Ali was booked into Hennepin County Jail for Criminal Vehicular Operation.

Based on witness information, officers in the 3rd Precinct located the suspect vehicle Friday evening. Additional information was gathered during the investigation and this led to the identity of the suspect. Once the suspect was identified by Homicide investigators, the MPD Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) began looking for Ali and making contacts within the community which led to Ali turning himself in the MPD Homicide Unit this morning.

There is a hold on his arrest photo for possible photo line-ups.

The MPD would like to thank the public and the media for their support with this case.
Police say the vehicle involved in the hit and run has been recovered.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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