Store clerk charged with assault in shooting of teenage boy


Mohammed G Abdi

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors charged a store clerk who allegedly shot a teenage boy at the Pic N’ Save Market near 59th and Prospect Avenue on Tuesday, June 30.

Mohammed Abdi, 26, of Kansas City, Missouri was charged with first degree assault in connection to the case.

Police said surveillance video shows Abdi pulling a loaded Glock pistol from his waistband and firing a shot at the teenager as he walked towards the exit of the convenience store.

According to police, the 16-year-old did not have anything in his hands nor did he reach for anything. The boy later told police shortly after the shooting that he had grabbed a bag of cookies and put them into his pocket and headed towards the door.

Court documents say that the clerk shouted at the boy just before shooting at him.

The teenager collapsed in the street shortly after exiting the convenience store.

According to police, the 16-year-old was struck in the leg and lost a lot of blood. The boy was transported to hospital to be treated for his injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.



Abdi is currently being held in Jackson County with bond set at $75,000.


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