Shooting

Rochester police investigate a shooting Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Meadow Park Apartments in Southeast Rochester. (Andrew Link / alink@postbulletin.com)

A warrant was issued Thursday for a Rochester man police say shot another man in a Southeast Rochester apartment building.

Iman Abucar-Hagi Iman, 26, is charged in Olmsted County District Court with 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. All are felonies.

Police were called shortly after 9:40 p.m. Wednesday to Meadow Park Apartments, 1430 Fourth Ave. SE, for a report of a shooting.

Once on scene, 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.

"Victim's condition was deemed critical, and medical staff did not know if he would survive his injuries," according to court records.

Police found shell casings and three cellphones scattered around the man.

Witnesses reported they heard a physical commotion in the hallway followed by gun shots, according to court records. One witness reported hearing a thud, which sounded like a person falling to the ground, and then approximately six-to-seven gunshots.

Others reported hearing a man screaming in the hallway followed by people running away.

One person reported seeing two men, one of them identified as Iman, on top of the alleged victim.

Iman reportedly matched the "physical characteristics" of a man seen on apartment surveillance running into the building with a pistol in his hand.

In April, Iman was charged in Olmsted County District Court with possess ammo/any firearm with a conviction or adjudicated delinquent for a crime of violence, two charges first-degree attempted murder with intent, two charges of second-degree assault and two counts of dangerous weapons-drive by shooting. In that case, Judge Jeffrey Thompson set $500,000 unconditional bail or bond. Iman posted the bond at the end of May, according to court records.

Anyone with information on Iman's whereabouts is asked to call the Rochester Police Department.

Public Safety Reporter

Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.