Charges: Minneapolis man kills woman, tells police to kill him

A convicted felon is accused of fatally shooting a 29-year-old woman on Feb. 28.
Author:
Publish date:

A man fatally shot a woman outside of a home in North Minneapolis on Feb. 28 and when he was arrested, he told police, "Just shoot me bro. It's over for me. Kill me now," charges against him say. 

Tyrone Maddox, 40, of Minneapolis, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm/ammo in connection to the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Shamso Mohamed Gedi-Abdi, of St. Paul, on Feb. 28.

According to the criminal complaint, at 6:22 a.m. on Feb. 28, Minneapolis police responded to 3214 Logan Ave. N for a reported shooting, where they found a woman lying face down on the ground in the middle of the street. 

The woman, who was identified by the medical examiner as Gedi-Abdi, was taken to the hospital, where she died a few hours later. The medical examiner said she died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Surveillance video captured the shooting, with the complaint saying the victim walked up to a vehicle that had pulled up in front of the house on Logan Avenue. The person in the passenger's seat, later identified as Maddox, got out of the car and he and Gedi-Abdi were standing behind the vehicle, and then the victim is seen falling to the ground while Maddox runs back to the vehicle, which then leaves the area.

The driver of the vehicle told police Maddox was the shooter, saying Maddox demanded he drive him away, charges say. Maddox told the driver, "I'm a [expletive] killer in the streets!" and had a handgun in his hand, charges state.

When the driver asked Maddox why he shot the victim, he said "That's none of your business" and had the driver drop him off elsewhere in Minneapolis.

When police located Maddox in downtown Minneapolis and attempted to arrest him, he ran and tossed the gun under a vehicle, which officers recovered, charges say. He was then taken into custody. 

Maddox made "several spontaneous utterances while under arrest," charges say, including saying several times "Just shoot me bro. It's over for me. Kill me now."

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

In an interview with police, Maddox initially denied shooting the victim, but then after being shown the surveillance video he admitted he shot her with the gun he tossed when police tried to arrest him, the complaint says. He said he was drunk when he shot her and didn't do it intentionally. 

He also told police he sold crack and gave the victim crack, and said there was animosity between them because a month before she'd stolen about $400 from him, charges state.

Maddox's criminal history includes a second-degree assault conviction from May 2003 and in 2014, he was convicted of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Both convictions prohibit him from possessing a gun. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 5.09.01 PM

Defense witness: Cause of Floyd's death 'undetermined'

Dr. David Fowler, former Maryland chief medical examiner, said there were a number of possible factors that could have led to George Floyd's death.

Jorge Polanco

Red Sox sweep Twins in Wednesday's doubleheader

The Red Sox defeated the Twins 3-2 in Game 1 and 7-1 in Game 2.

Minnesota Wild

Wild score 3 power play goals in win over Coyotes

Mats Zuccarello scored twice in a 5-2 victory.

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 2.38.15 PM

Viral drone video of Bryant Lake Bowl to be auctioned off as NFT

Non-fungible tokens are the latest craze in consumer finance.

kimberly potter

Here's what the manslaughter charge against Kim Potter says

Activists are calling for more serious charges against the former officer.

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz criticized for comments on 'thoughtful' use of tear gas

The governor is under fire for comments he made Tuesday as protests continue over the police killing of Daunte Wright.

Andrelton Simmons

Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons placed on COVID-19 list

Simmons is reportedly experiencing mild symptoms.

Screen Shot 2021-04-12 at 8.53.07 PM

Kim Potter to be charged with second-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright's death

Potter was a 26-year veteran officer before she resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Tuesday.

Related

pixabay-pain-pills

Charges: Cold Spring woman gave neighbor drugs that killed her

The 30-year-old woman is accused of giving her neighbor methadone and amphetamines, which killed her.

police tape, crime scene

Charges: Minneapolis man beat his girlfriend to death, fled to Illinois

The incident happened on Nov. 17, 2020. He was arrested this month in Illinois.

Robert Lee Baker III

Charges: St. Paul man shot victim 11 times, killing him outside Eagan hotel

The 29-year-old man says the victim robbed him prior to the shooting.

police lights

2 people charged in separate Minneapolis homicides that happened hours apart

A woman is accused of stabbing a man in the chest over $60, while a man is accused of accidentally shooting a victim on the man's birthday.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead in Minneapolis from 'act of violence'

A woman was also fatally shot Sunday morning.

Screen Shot 2021-03-20 at 10.11.11 AM

Owatonna man charged with killing outside Minneapolis shopping mall

The shooting happened Monday outside the Village Market building in Minneapolis.