(UPDATE) $2 Million Bail For Rochester Man Accused of Murder
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester man is now facing murder charges in two Minnesota counties following a fatal shooting near U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on December 30.
27-year-old Idris Abdillahi Haji-Mohamed was formally arraigned Thursday afternoon in Hennepin County Court Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder without intent. His bail was set at $2 million.
The criminal complaint in the case indicates Minneapolis Police officers responded to the reported shooting in the area of 6th St. and Chicago Ave. Officers found a man in a vehicle, identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as 26-year-old Jeremy Ellis of Plymouth, had been shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police also reported finding seven 100-dollar-bills in the vehicle’s passenger seat and a handgun wedged between the driver’s seat and center council. Officers found five spent .40 caliber rounds in the area of the shooting.
Police obtained a description of Haji-Mohamed and arrested him after he was spotted leaving a nearby apartment complex after the shooting. Haji-Mohamed told investigators he owned the vehicle that Ellis was found in. He said he was buying drugs from Ellis when Ellis ordered him out of the vehicle at gunpoint, according to the complaint.
Haji-Mohamed said he then shot at the vehicle as it was reversing. Officers investigating the shooting recovered a .40 caliber handgun in a vehicle parked at the nearby apartment complex belonging to one of Haji-Mohamed’s associates.
The medical examiner ruled Ellis’s death a homicide. Haji-Mohamed is also facing a first-degree murder charge in Clay County stemming from a 2021 murder in Moorhead.
Court records indicate he had posted $175,000 bail and was out on supervised release with an ankle monitor that had lost power. The Clay County Attorney said he’s never seen someone post that high of bail and said he’ll ask for Haji-Mohamed’s bail to be revoked.
Bail for Haji-Mohamed’s alleged murder in Minneapolis has been set at $2 million.