In court: Man charged with violent death of Somali teen

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Ahmed Aden's mug shot from the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man charged with murder in the violent death of a teenage boy on Thursday, Dec. 4, made his first appearance in Jackson County Court Monday morning.

Ahmed Aden, 34, appeared before the judge in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs and listened as she read the charges against him.

The charges include: First degree murder, armed criminal accident, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful use of a weapon.

Adam Hussein was a student at Staley High School. He was killed Thursday outside a Somali Center and mosque at 1340 Admiral Blvd.

Adam Hussein was a student at Staley High School. He was killed Thursday outside a Somali Center and mosque at 1340 Admiral Blvd.

Prosecutors allege that Aden intentionally slammed his SUV into Adam Sheikh Hussein, 15, outside the Somali Center of Kansas City at Admiral Boulevard and The Paseo at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Adam, a sophomore at Staley High School, suffered severe injuries from the impact and was transported to Children’s Mercy, but soon died.

Ahmed Aden  first told police that he lost control of his vehicle as he drove east on Admiral Blvd., and said he struck the teen by accident. However, he then told police he had been looking for a group of four men that had threatened to kill him in the past 10 days.

The judge set bond at $250,000, cash-only. Ahmed Aden is scheduled to be back in court on Monday, Dec. 22.

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