Man charged in Uptown hit-and-run death


A Minneapolis man was charged with criminal vehicular homicide Tuesday after the car he was driving allegedly struck and killed 24-year-old Jessica Hanson in Uptown last week, FOX 9 reports.

Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, turned himself into police Monday and was placed under arrest.

Hanson was found severely injured at the intersection of West 28th Street and Pleasant Avenue South around 10:30 p.m. on July 3. Witnesses reported a car ran a stop sign, hitting Hanson on her bicycle and sped off. The car reportedly did not have its lights on, WCCO said.

Hanson died from her injuries two days later.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators tracked the Toyota Camry to a Minneapolis apartment where a woman said the car belonged to her family and was being driven by her brother, Ali.

The car had several dents, a missing window and a missing rear-view mirror, which was later recovered at the scene.

The complaint states Ali called police Friday night and admitted to hitting something along Pleasant Ave. According to FOX 9, Ali said he was fleeing from someone who was shooting at his car.

Police say Ali's driver's license was revoked at the time of the crash.

Whittier neighborhood residents told KSTP that speeding in the area is a frequent problem. Minneapolis Public Works is looking into the issue.

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