Somali Gang Member Sentenced For Murder In Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Mahad Jama Ali, 19, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree murder, for the 2019 fatal shooting of a rival gang member.
On October 11, 2019, police were called to the intersection of 23rd Street and Aldrich Avenue North, in response to reports of multiple gunshots fired.
Once on the scene, officers discovered a 25-year-old man inside a vehicle, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased was identified as Mustafa Ali, a "high-ranking member" of the “Somali Outlaws” gang, according to court documents.
Mahad Jama Ali, has close ties with a rival gang known as the “1627 Boys.”
Surveillance footage showed the two gang members exchanging several gunshots, before Mustafa Ali fell, and was placed in inside a vehicle by fellow gang members.
As part of the plea agreement, several other charges were dropped, and he was sentenced to 16 years in prison to be served at at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility.