Woman dies after shooting inside Grand Forks home

Police believe the man and woman knew each other.

Woman shot to death inside Grand Forks home
Police investigating a shooting death inside a north Grand Forks home.
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Grand Forks police are investigating a deadly shooting.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Eighth Avenue North just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, for a suspicious person, according to a news release from the GFPD.

When officers arrived, they saw a man and woman arguing inside the home.

They then heard a gunshot and a woman came out of the home and collapsed.

She was transported to the hospital, where she later died.


"There was a female who exited the residence who fell to the ground, (officers) saw that there was some injuries to her and they immediately started rendering aid," Grand Forks Lt. Jeremy Moe. "Paramedics were called to assist in that and she was transported over to Altru hospital."

Police then say 26-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi surrendered without incident.

"On his own accord, (the man) exited of the building as well, and was contacted by officers and subsequently placed in the custody," Moe said. "He was cooperative upon exit with officers."

He was booked on charges of manslaughter, felon in possession of a firearm and theft of property.

Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi
Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi

Police believe Abdullahi and the woman knew each other, but to what extent is still unknown.

The woman's name is being withheld until her family is notified.


The incident remains under active investigation by the Grand Forks Police Department with the assistance of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Anyone that may have information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Grand Forks Police Department.

Matt Henson is an Emmy award-winning reporter/photographer/editor for WDAY. Prior to joining WDAY in 2019, Matt was the main anchor at WDAZ in Grand Forks for four years. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended college at Lyndon State College in northern Vermont, where he was recognized twice nationally, including first place, by the National Academy for Arts and Science for television production. Matt enjoys being a voice for the little guy. He focuses on crimes and courts and investigative stories. Just as often, he shares tear-jerking stories and stories of accomplishment. Matt enjoys traveling to small towns across North Dakota and Minnesota to share their stories. He can be reached at and at 610-639-9215. When he's not at work (rare) Matt resides in Moorhead and enjoys spending time with his daughter, golfing and attending Bison and Sioux games.
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