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African Migrant Charged With Homicide Caught Fleeing Back To Somalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On August 28, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested Said Sharif Maye, 34, at Washington Dulles International Airport as he was boarding a flight out of the country.


At the time of his arrest, Maye was wanted for a vehicular homicide that occurred in Minneapolis. A warrant for his arrest was issued by Hennepin County District Court for the August 24 death of Idris Ali Yussuf.


Yussuf died a day after being intentionally struck by a vehicle driven by Maye, according to court documents.


The Star-Tribune reported:


According to the charges against Maye, officers were called to the intersection of Franklin and Lyndale avenues just before 2:30 a.m. Aug. 24 on a report of a hit and run and found Yussuf gravely injured. He was taken to HCMC, where he died just after noon the next day of craniocerebral injuries, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A witness told officers that Maye had been at a bar with Yussuf and the witness earlier that night and gotten into a dispute. After they left the bar, the witness saw Maye’s vehicle hit Yussuf as Yussuf tried to get into his own vehicle, pinning him against it. The witness told police that Maye had crossed into the opposite lane to hit Yussuf and that the crash appeared to be intentional.

Maye is currently awaiting extradition to the Hennepin County Jail, where he will also be charged with one count of second-degree murder, in addition to vehicular homicide, according to Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman.