Ibrahim A. Sharif Ahmed, 38 of Kansas City North cited voodoo as the partial cause for the killing of Abdullahi Yussuf earlier this week near the intersection of Independence Blvd. and Olive.
Sharif Ahmed faces charges for Murder in the second degree, Unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.
According to court documents, witnesses saw Sharif Ahmed driving an orange colored Dodge Challenger or Charger down Independence Avenue when the driver (Ahmed) shoved someone from the moving vehicle just east of Olive Street. The victim, Abdullahi Yusef was transported to an area hospital and was declard deceased.
Responding officers after speaking with a witness were able to trace the license plate of the vehicle back to an address in the 7700 block of N. Mercier Avenue. Officers were en route to the address when they observed the suspect vehicle near 77th and North Holly. After conducting a traffic stop, Ibrahim Yusef was taken in to custody. Narcotics were found on his person at the time of his arrest.
A witness that was in the vehicle stated that she witnessed the suspect smoking “wet cigarettes,” (cigarettes dipped in liquid PCP earlier in the evening. She indicated she was inside the vehicle, sending a text message when she heard five shots ring out. When she looked up she witnessed the victim with apparent blood on his face. The suspect continued to drive along Independence Avenue and ordered the witness to get the victim/passenger out of the car. Fearing she would be shot next, the witness complied and assisted with pushing the victim from the moving vehicle.
During the police interview with the suspect, he admitted that he had driven two friends to get food at the McDonald’s near Independence and Hardesty then “smoking some weed” during the ride. The suspect then admitted that at some point during the ride, he “became possessed with voodoo and lost his ability to recall exactly what transpired.” He also admitted during his interview there was a lot of blood in his car but offered no any further details.
The suspect admitted he drove around until his head cleared then proceeded toward his home on N. Mercier where Police intercepted him. He refused to divulge what happened to the firearm following the shooting.
Sharif Ahmed remains in custody. Prosecutors have requested a $150,000 bond in the case.
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