Two teenagers have now been charged with murder in the murders of three people at the Seward Market and Halal Meat in Minneapolis. The two will be charged as adults Prosecutors say Ahmed Ali told them he and Mahdi Ali went to the store the evening of Jan. 6 with the intent of robbing it and that Mahdi Ali shot the three men inside.
The shooting started when Anwar Mohamed walked into the store during the robbery and was shot. It says Mahdi Ali then ran out of the store, chased by Mohamed Warfa, who was shot and killed in the doorway. Mahdi is then charged with running into the store, chasing down, and killing Osman Elmi as he tried to make a call on his cellphone.
Warfa and Elmi were cousins. Elmi worked at Seward Market and Halal Meats at E. Franklin and 25th Aves. Warfa visited him with a hot cup of Somali tea.
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