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Posted on: March 17, 2023

KC man, 38, charged in fatal shooting of Abdullahi Yussuf this week

Immediate Release
March 17, 2023

A Kansas City man, 38, has been charged in the fatal shooting Wednesday of Abdullahi Yussuf as he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by the defendant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ibrahim Abdikarim Sharif Ahmed, dob: 2/1/1985, faces Muder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Acion Criminal Action.*

According to court records, Kansas City Police Department officers were dispatched late on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, to the area of Independence and Garfield avenues, where witnesses told police that a Dodge Challenger or Charger had driven down Independence Avenue when the driver shoved someone out of the vehicle in motion. The victim was Abdullahi Yussuf who was pronounced deceased at an area hospital. KCPD analysts matched the Dodge vehicle's license plate to the defendant. Officers took defendant into custody. A witness told police she was in the vehicle during the shooting. She heard shots from inside the car and observed the victim with blood on his face. While driving the defendant told the witness to get the victim out of the vehicle. The witness later notified police.

Prosecutors requested a $150,000 bond.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or pleads guilty.

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