Dennis Carter, MSU-Mankato football star, allegedly shot man over marijuana debt

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Dennis Carter
Dennis Carter, a standout wide receiver for MSU-Mankato, faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a longtime acquaintance in the head over a marijuana debt.

The incident occurred shortly before midnight on August 20 along a dirt road near the Renaissance Festival campgrounds in Scott County. The victim, later identified as 28-year-old Diaa Ahmed Abdelhakim, says Carter shot him execution-style and only failed to kill him because his gun jammed. Carter, on the other hand, told investigators he accidentally shot Abdelhakim after wrestling his gun away from him during a struggle.

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After he was arrested, Carter, who went to high school at Spring Lake Park, told investigators he'd been selling marijuana for Abdelhakim in the Mankato area for about a year. The two have known each other since the eighth grade.

Earlier this year, Carter said he'd sent "a package" for Abdelhakim, who was at that time in Stockton, California. But it was intercepted en route, and Abdelhakim never got his money.

During questioning, Carter "stated that the Victim told him he was partially responsible for the loss and it needed to be paid back," the complaint says. "The Defendant also stated that two or three months ago he was jacked (robbed) of money that belonged to the Victim. He stated that he owed [Abdelhakim] a lot of money and he is afraid of the Victim."

From the hospital, Abdelhakim told investigators Carter owed him $3,500.

On August 20, the two met up in a SuperAmerica parking lot in Shakopee and headed down the aforementioned dirt road, ostensibly to smoke a blunt before going to Mystic Lake Casino. But instead, Abdelhakim wound up with a bullet in the back of his head.

After he was shot, Abdelhakim staggered to the Renaissance Festival campgrounds, where folks who were camping out tended to him until authorities arrived. Carter attempted to drive away but was arrested, profusely sweating and with blood stains in his car, after police put out a bulletin to be on the lookout for his white four-door car. (He led officers on a bit of a chase down Highway 169 first.)

A subsequent search of Carter's Mankato residence turned up 29 vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, the complaint says.

As a senior last year, Carter, 25, led the MSU Mavericks with 964 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

To read the criminal complaint, which contains all the details regarding the controversial circumstances surrounding Abdelhakim's shooting and the extent of his injuries, click to page two.



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47 comments
gulfport2012
gulfport2012

Well , let's see if Lawrence o'Donnell and whiny pants Chris Hayes think "black male shoots unarmed black male" is national news.

Jeff Hoffman
Jeff Hoffman

Where's the same outrage on this as there has been on the police shootings?

Crystal Sue Schoning
Crystal Sue Schoning

Idk why ppl act like they don't skim threw things and say I hope its not anyone I know .. If all u fucktards who have a problem with what ppl comment than you guys have the problem .. And its fucking fb and I'll live in America .. All u tards waste your time responding to what I wrote have issues when there's more important things in the world .. But at least you guys point out you are what's wrong with the world .. Dumb assess .

Cindy Petree
Cindy Petree

dont respond before reading,it just sounds stupid

Aaron Frederickson
Aaron Frederickson

All the meow reason the fully enforce existing federal drug laws.

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

I am sore someone in the joint is going to like those bedroom eyes of his.

2bitbob
2bitbob

Who said that weed doesn;t kill!!! lol Stupid druggies let them shoot each other!!!

SJ Johnson
SJ Johnson

He must've got a business degree.

Danielle Mclean
Danielle Mclean

These mofo's just love throwing their lives and futures away

kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

.........................Raaaacist Cops, who do they think they are arresting this guy? 

Chad Howard
Chad Howard

Crystal Sue Schoning it happened last weekend, wouldn't you have thought of was someone you knew somebody might have passed that info on to you by now?

Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson

if you have time to comment, then respond 17 minutes later, you have time to read the article.

Alex Bach
Alex Bach

Speaking of negative people damn

Crystal Sue Schoning
Crystal Sue Schoning

Cody why don't go be miserable somewhere else fuck head .. If u didn't know ppl are busy and don't have time to read shit .. Ugly bastard .. U don't have to comment and be a prick .. No one needs ppl like you in their life .. You probably make everyones life miserable .. Can't stand negative fucks like u ..

Cody Sylvester
Cody Sylvester

Maybe read articles before posting responses? Or is that just a few people

Crystal Sue Schoning
Crystal Sue Schoning

I haven't read it ..but thanks for the info guys its not anyone I know .. !

Kay Villarreal
Kay Villarreal

per the article the victim/drug dealer is Diaa Ahmed Abdelhakim

Yael Vargas
Yael Vargas

Crystal, maybe read more than just the title?

Crystal Sue Schoning
Crystal Sue Schoning

I hope its no one I know my family and friends live by the Renaissance festival ... I know it can be anyone but if the victim is from that area .. It can be anyone I know ..

Its420Somewhere
Its420Somewhere

Makes you wonder if this kind of shady business and violence would surround marijuana if it was legal and controlled. Methinks no. We don't hear about a lot of crime involved with alcohol bootlegging. End the war on drugs.

gulfport2012
gulfport2012

You are being culturally insensitive. Shame on you. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Learn to spell, moron - especially before calling others "dumb assess." 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

All the more reason to legalize it and get distribution out of the hands of the thugs. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@2bitbob And let stupid alcohol-users kill each other too? Too bad they kill a lot of innocent people on their drunken binges - I'll take my chances with the weed-smokers any time. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

No wonder you can't find a boyfriend.

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