A Rochester man is being held on $5 million unconditional bond for his alleged involvement in an August shooting that left a 24-year-old man paralyzed.
Abdirahman Abdullahi, 27, is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Appearing before Judge Kathy Wallace, Abdullahi's bail was set at $5 million. His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 24.
Abdullahi was arrested Monday night at Colonial Lanes bowling alley without incident, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen. Police had been called there for an unrelated incident when officers recognized Abdullahi as a suspect in the August shooting of a 24-year-old man at the Meadow Park Apartments.
On Aug. 7, police were called shortly after 9:40 p.m. to the Meadow Park Apartments complex, 1430 Fourth Ave. SE, for a report of a shooting.
Upon arrival, police found a 24-year-old man unresponsive and covered in blood in front of an apartment on the third floor of the 1430 apartment building. The man, who is not identified in court records, suffered three gunshot wounds on his upper chest, one on the back of his head and one on his left shin below the knee.
He was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital–Saint Marys. On Tuesday morning, Moilanen declined to provide information on the 24-year-old's condition other than that the man remains hospitalized. In declining to provide further information, Moilanen said he was concerned for the man's safety. Court records indicate that the man was paralyzed by one or more of the bullets. Iman Abucar-Hagi Iman, 26, turned himself in to the Adult Detention Center last month. He faces felony charges in Olmsted County District Court of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, possession of ammo/any firearm-conviction or adjudicated delinquent for crime of violence and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
He is being held on $5 million unconditional bail.
During the hearing Wednesday morning in Olmsted County District Court, Associate Olmsted County Attorney Joseph Rosholt asked the judge to set Abdullahi’s bail at an amount that would “hopefully” keep Abdullahi in custody. Rosholt cited concerns for public safety as well as Abdullahi’s criminal history.
Rosholt said Abdullahi had a history of flight as well as committing offenses while on court supervision and that there he had no appreciable time of remaining law abiding on his adult record.
“This was an offense that was committed with gratuitous violence,” Rosholt said of the Aug. 7 incident.
Arguing for an unconditional bail amount closer to $750,000, attorney Michael Walters argued that the evidence in the criminal complaint was much stronger in the case against Iman.
Noting Abdullahi’s criminal history of drug offenses, which the state considers violent crimes, Walters said that Abdullahi’s history had “no actual history crimes of violence.”
Judge Wallace ultimately ruled that there was significant concern for public safety for not only the alleged victim in the case but the community overall. She set unconditional bail at $5 million and did not set conditional bail.