A Grand Forks man accused in the shooting death of a local woman is now facing new charges in two separate cases.
Ahmed Abdullahi, who was recently charged with shooting and killing 28-year-old Megan Gustafson on Sept. 12, has been charged with attempted robbery for allegedly attempting to rob a man near the Valley Dairy at the corner of University Avenue and North Washington Street. Court documents allege that Abdullahi approached a man claiming he had a gun. The incident apparently occurred prior to the shooting.
Abdullahi is also facing a theft charge after he allegedly stole a vehicle in June.
Police had responded to an emergency call about a suspicious person in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue North on the morning of Sept. 12 just prior to the shooting.
According to court documents, when officers arrived at the scene, they knocked on the door to the residence, and Gustafson opened the door. After speaking with her, officers walked away. Documents state that shortly after, they could hear an argument coming from inside the residence.
Police observed the front door to the apartment open, documents state, and Gustafson could be seen standing with her back to the street, and a man, later identified as Abdullahi, standing inside the apartment facing her.
Officers then reported hearing a single gunshot, and then hearing Gustafson scream, documents state. Gustafson ran into the lawn and collapsed. Officers began lifesaving measures and paramedics were contacted to transport her to Altru Hospital, but she ultimately was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to her neck and chin area.