A felon fatally shot a 29-year-old woman outside a north Minneapolis home and then told officers who responded "kill me now," according to charges.
Tyrone E. Maddox, 30, of Minneapolis was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court with two counts of second-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm after the killing Sunday in the 3200 block of N. Logan Avenue.
Maddox remained jailed in lieu of $1 million bail ahead of a court appearance Thursday afternoon.
Court records do not list an attorney for him.
The woman was identified as Shamso Gedi-Abdi, of St. Paul. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Gedi-Abdi was shot in the abdomen.
According to the criminal complaint:
Officers responding to a shooting arrived about 6:20 a.m. saw Gedi-Abdi facedown in the street.
She was taken by emergency responders to a hospital and declared dead.
Video surveillance showed Gedi-Abdi had walked up to a car.
Maddox got out of the front passenger seat and approached the woman, who soon crumpled to the ground. Maddox left the scene in the car.
The driver told investigators that Maddox shot Gedi-Abdi and said to him, "I am a … killer in the streets!" according to the police complaint.
Officers found Maddox later Sunday downtown at S. 9th Street and Nicollet Mall. He ran but was soon captured.
A handgun believed to be the murder weapon was located under a vehicle.
Upon his arrest, Maddox said to police, "Just shoot me bro. It's over for me. Kill me now," the complaint said.
He told law enforcement that he sold crack cocaine to Gedi-Abdi.
He admitted to shooting her and said there was friction between them because she had stolen $400 from him.
Maddox's criminal history in Minnesota includes convictions for second-degree assault in 2003 and for illegal weapons possession in 2013.
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