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.
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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."

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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. 

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